A gathering where programmers collaboratively code in an extreme manner over a short period of time.


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Join us for three days of science gateway hacking with some of the best programmers in the field!

In conjunction with PEARC19 in Chicago, SGCI is sponsoring a Hackathon to challenge up-and-coming programmers for tomorrow's science gateways. Undergraduate and graduate students will compete on gateway projects established by SGCI partners and community members.

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The competition will take place from Sunday, July 28, to Wednesday, July 31, in the Hyatt Regency Chicago where the PEARC19 conference is being held. Final awards will be announced on Thursday, August 1.

Sponsors welcome. Contact help@sciencegateways.org for support options!

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About being a mentor or judge

For those planning to attend PEARC19 from Sunday, July 28, to Thursday, Aug 1, in Chicago, Illinois, we encourage you to become involved in the PEARC Student Program, specifically by supporting the Hackathon competition. We need mentors and judges, plus challenge problems that include specific tasks for the students to solve. This is an excellent way to expose energetic young people to knowledge of your gateway and encourage the next generation of gateway developers.

Mentors will be expected to meet with teams for about 2 hours during the Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday 9pm - 2am time slots. Secondary team mentors are needed although the primary mentors will be those who pose challenge problems for the teams.

Judges will be provided with a rubric to decide winners and will be needed on Wednesday, July 31, during the final presentations.

The final team presentations will take place on Wednesday, July 31 at 3:30pm. Using social media, you can vote for your favorite team and help them win the People's Choice Award. Teams will receive their awards during the Luncheon on Thursday.

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