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The first SPIE software Hack Day

Paper Abstract

We report here on the software Hack Day organised at the 2014 SPIE conference on Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation in Montréal. The first ever Hack Day to take place at an SPIE event, the aim of the day was to bring together developers to collaborate on innovative solutions to problems of their choice. Such events have proliferated in the technology community, providing opportunities to showcase, share and learn skills. In academic environments, these events are often also instrumental in building community beyond the limits of national borders, institutions and projects. We show examples of projects the participants worked on, and provide some lessons learned for future events.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 2014
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9152, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, 915202 (4 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2075357
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S. Kendrew, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
C. Deen, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
N. Radziwill, James Madison Univ. (United States)
S. Crawford, South African Astronomical Observatory (South Africa)
J. Gilbert, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
M. Gully-Santiago, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
P. Kubánek, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9152:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III
Gianluca Chiozzi; Nicole M. Radziwill, Editor(s)

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