Our idea is to organize a Hackathon over a single day, and spend this day solving a couple of coding problems. Both beginners and experienced programmers are welcome: the Hackathon will have one problem geared towards participants interested in getting hands-on experience; and two problems with for advanced users to put their knowledge in practice and contribute to a research project. With a set of relevant problems, we can offer tailored assistance in advanced topics with Python, creating a stronger connection between the contents of our workshop and your research and going beyond the basic material provided by the current Collaboratory workshop.
To ensure that these problems are of relevance to a large number of people, we are asking for everyone interested to submit suggestions of problems that you, or colleagues, may want help tackling. This is a great opportunity to get help with a problem you’re stuck on as we learn together how to overcome coding challenges.
The hackathon is suitable for anyone who regularly uses or wishes to regularly use Python for their research, regardless of their level of expertise with programming. The only requirement is the Introduction to Python workshop.