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HPC in the City HACKATHON

Presented by HackHPC

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November 5th - 9th

HackHPC in the NEWS! TWICE!

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MENTOR/SUPPORT STAFF REGISTRATION for HPC in the City Hackathon
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Hackathon Schedule:
Self Paced Training
Qwiklabs
September 24th@10:00am ET - Mentor Training
Slides - Video - Mentor MiniHack Challenge
October 1st@10:00am ET - Github/Slack Training
Slides - Video - Github Link
October 8th@10:00am ET - Python Development Environment Training
Slides - Video - Sample Code
October 15th@10:00am ET - Google Cloud Training
Slides - Video
October 22nd@10:00am ET - CloudyCluster Training
October 29th@10:00am ET - Mentor Determined Pretraining
November 5th - HPC in the City HACKATHON begins!
November 9th - Final Presentations

GOALS:

The primary goal of the first HPC in the City is to host a hackathon focused on issues that directly impact the Atlanta Metro Area. These issues can range from societal to scientific utilizing available subject area specialists. The hackathon aims to harness the resources, skills, and knowledge found in the HPC community in an effort to provide applied exposure towards the conference host city local students of 2-4 year post-secondary educational institutions. In short, the hackathon will provide HPC skills and training while targeting problems that directly affect the participants. The hackathon is being planned from the outset as a virtual event.

Prior hackathon example projects: Past Hacks



FAQ:
Do I need to know how to code to participate?
No! All projects need a variety of skills, coding is just one of the many.
Do I have to stay up the entire hackathon?
No! You and your team decide on goals and mini-goals. Outside of some defined checkpoints, your time is your own.
Is it a contest?
Sometimes, but if it is we clearly define the judging criteria. We do often enjoy a little healthy competition from small tasks to the overall judging of the final product with sponsor-provided prizes.
Will this interfere with me attending the conference or participating in a student program?
Though we can not speak for your schedule or associate responsibilities, we do work closely with conference organizers to not conflict with other events. Commonly this is why the hackathons take place during night hours or in the case of HPC in the City, the week prior to the conference.