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Meet and Greet: November 4th

Hackathon: November 5th - 8th, 2021

Hackathon Schedule and Trainings:

HPC in the City Schedule on Github
Self Paced Training:
September 30th@11:00am ET - Mentor Training with Charlie Dey
Slides - Video - Mentor MiniHack Challenge
October 5th@4:00pm ET - How to design a Data Project with SC21 Data Science Competition
October 7th@11:00am ET - Github and Discord Training with Jeaime Powell
Slides - Video - Github Link
October 14th@11:00am ET - Google Cloud and CloudyCluster Training with Boyd Wilson
Slides - Video - Zoom Chat - QuikLabs Course - Quiklabs Credits
October 21st@11:00am ET - Data to Dashboard with Lissa Pearson
Slides - Video
October 28th@11:00am ET - Hackathon Projects from Beginning to End Training with Josselyn Salgado
Slides - Video - Github
November 4th - HPC in the City HACKATHON Meet and Greet!
November 5th - HPC in the City HACKATHON!
November 5th@1:00pm ET - Data Carpentry with Anna Dabrowski
November 8th - Final Presentations
Each training session takes about an hour


The primary goal of HPC in the City is to host a hackathon focused on issues that directly impact a 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

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.
How long does each training last?
Each training lasts about an hour