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SGCI Hack@PEARC19

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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 9 pm - 2 am 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 3:30 pm. 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.

Sign up to be a mentor or judge.


SGCI PEARC19 Hackathon Schedule

Pre-event Activities

  • Mentor 5min videos to explain the projects/challenges and requirements/expectations to individual teams (YouTube and/or Zoom) Introduction of judging criteria and timeline
  • Group Creation
  • Hackathon Slack and Social Media made available to teams

Event Schedule

Location - Boardroom

Sunday, 9 pm - 2 am

  • Teams have their initial meeting with mentors and discuss developing an idea on how to solve the proposed challenge. Teams arrange to work in a virtual environment throughout the competition.
  • Welcoming keynote
  • Github - https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1RJFvCPisar-7g5nlf9pkgz5VWib7s5OrN1L21Vjah8I/edit?usp=sharing
  • Mentors explain the projects/challenges and requirements/expectations to individual teams
  • Introduction of judging criteria and timeline
  • Hackathon Code of Conduct
  • Team Name and Cheer Creation
  • Mentors and teams should exchange contact information and discuss a time to check in / ask questions
  • Discuss the social media component of the HACK@PEARC, which allows for the HPC community to vote on a People’s Choice Team Award. People’s choice award based on a social media platform voting method. We will show the team presentations and allow others to vote online for their favorite team.
  • Clarify project ideas and form/reform teams
  • Presentation of project ideas by each team to receive feedback from mentors and audience
  • Coffee, drinks and light refreshments

Monday, 9 pm - 2 am

  • Have mentors and technical support available
  • Ensure that each team has a project lead as well as sufficient skills to complete the project
  • Presentation of project state
  • Clarify project ideas/Tasking
  • Techtalk Q and A
  • Coffee, drinks and light refreshments

Tuesday, 9 pm - 2 am

  • Have mentors and technical support available
  • Ensure that each team has a project lead as well as sufficient skills to complete the project
  • Presentation of project state
  • Clarify project ideas/Tasking
  • Techtalk Q and A
  • Coffee, drinks and light refreshments

Wednesday 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm (Student Volunteer Room)

  • Have mentors and technical support available
  • Ensure that each team has a project lead as well as sufficient skills to complete the project
  • Presentation completion/practice
  • Deliverables upload to GitHub - submit a link to their reports, PowerPoint slides, videos, other documentation, etc.
  • Team pictures
  • 30 Second Team Project summary videos
  • Coffee, drinks and light refreshments

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Final Presentations

  • Note: Coordinate with Aaron’s Modeling Challenge presentations
  • Teams must present their solution and run their code
  • Post-event survey
  • All student team members will receive a certificate of participation
  • Online People Choice Award voting by the community Opens

Thursday @ PEARC Awards Luncheon

  • Acknowledge sponsors, judges, and mentors
  • Announcement of the team winner(s) and People’s Choice Awards