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Astron Hackathon

Vanaf:ma 23-04-2018
Tot en met:di 24-04-2018
Waar:Dwingelderveld National Park
From 23-24th of April 2018 a two day Hackathon will be organised at ASTRON. ASTRON is a world-leader in radio astronomy, and is responsible for the operation of the International Low-Frequency Array (LOFAR) Telescope. It is located in the lovely (especially in spring) Dwingelderveld national forest.

Full details and the registration link for the Hackathon can be found here: http://astron.nl/hackathon/.


In this Hackathon we are bringing together experts in areas such as data engineering, data mining, cloud, machine learning, and data visualisation etc. from both the astronomy and the coding/industry community. At the Hackathon, you will investigate interesting astronomical data issues in small (5-6 person) teams. Each team will have complete freedom to formulate interesting astronomical data challenges and work to find innovative solutions to them. This effort is in preparation for the massive, upcoming international collaboration in radio astronomy, the Square Kilometer Array.

Apart from invited participants, up to 70% of the select 30 slots are reserved for any applicant. We actively promote creative participants diverse in gender, seniority, institution, and representation. Expenses related to travel, accommodation (one night at Hotel De Borken), and food will be covered by ASTRON.

If you have any questions please direct them to Dr Joseph Callingham (callingham@astron.nl) and Amruta Jaodand (jaodand@astron.nl).