Sci-GaIA, INDIGO-DataCloud and COST ENeL e-Research Summer Hackfest: proceedings now online

Monday, July 4, 2016 to Friday, July 29, 2016


The e-Research Summer Hackfest was held at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Catania (Italy) in two editions: the first on July, 4-15, 2016 and the second on July, 18-29, 2016. In total, 10 instructors and 26 selected candidates from 9 countries (4 African and 5 European) attended the two editions of the hackfest. Both editions were co-sponsored by the Sci-GaIA, INDIGO-DataCloud, and COST ENeL projects in terms of participants, use cases and tools.

The main objective of the hackfest was to integrate scientific use cases through a pervasive adoption of web technologies and standards and make them available to their end users through Science Gateways. Promoting and fostering open and reproducible research was the ultimate goal of the hackfest.

The Hackfest Facts & figures

36 participants from 9 countries: 4 African and 5 European
10 instructors
22 full days of intense work
More than 10 hours of professionally edited video lectures and tutorials
Almost 20 hours of video streamed and recorded
18 video "moments" with interviews and live feedback from participants
13 use cases: 7 from Africa and 6 from Europe

The event proceedings are now available on the Sci-GaIA event page here.