Plasma Hack Week 2021: Schedule

Dates: June 28th to July 2nd Times: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm EDT

Prequel tutorials on scientific Python

On Monday, Jun 21 and Tuesday, June 22 at 11:00 am EDT we will be holding some pre- Hack Week tutorials focused on using Python for science. These tutorials are geared towards participants new to Python.

For further details please see the prequel section below and/or the Python tutorial page.

Each day of Plasma Hack Week will be filled with structured tutorial time, social time, and unstructured free hacking time. All pre-planned events will not exceed 5 hours in any given day, and we highly encourage any breakout discussions and hack sessions that may be inspired from the day's activities.

This year's Hack Week will be held from June 28 to July 2. Each day is divided into two 2-hour sessions split between a social hour, see the schedule below for details.

First Session
This session is geared towards tutorials and lightning talks with the option for any inspired discussions as we move into the social hour.
Social Hour
The social hour is intended for participants to use as they like, but we highly encourage participants to use this time to interact and discuss with other participants. During this time the Hack Week organizers will sit in the main meeting to be available for any discussions, but we will also have several breakout rooms available. These breakout rooms are so participants can have more focused discussions amongst themselves.
Second Session
The second session is focused more towards open hacking/coding and discussions. The session will start off with a specific topic to get the ball rolling and then will be opened up to any topics participants are interested in.

During the social hour or second session we highly encourage participants to schedule additional events. If this is something you are interested in, then please announce and organize it on Discord. We will do our best to facilitate a breakout room for you.

The schedule

Prequel tutorials on scientific Python

We will hold two tutorials to introduce Python to participants who are new to Python. These tutorials will be held the week before the Hack Week on Monday, June 21 and Tuesday, June 22 at 15 UTC (5 pm CEST / 11 am EDT / 8 am PDT). Each tutorial will last about one hour.

Types of talks

Tutorials during the Hack Week

During the Hack Week, we will hold a series of interactive tutorials. Some of the tutorials will be longer (≳1 hr) to allow an in-depth introduction to a particular software package or technique. Likely topics include version control with git/GitHub, how to contribute to an open source software project, getting started with PlasmaPy or OMFIT, and writing software tests. We will also hold shorter tutorials (∼30 min) that will provide an interactive demonstration of the highlights of a particular software package.

Lightning talks

A lightning talk is an informal ∼5 minute talk on any topic of interest to Hack Week participants. Example topics include a short demo of plasma software, a hack week project idea, an upcoming event, a suggestion for improving the culture of the plasma software community, something you learned during the Hack Week, an upcoming event, or an idea for plasma software that is yet to be developed. The time allowed for each lightning talk will depend on how many people sign up. There may be time during the Hack Week to request a lightning talk as well.