NBIC Hackathon April 2011

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NBIC's Third hackathon has been organised 13,14 April 2011.

Goals

One of the the goals of the this hackathon is to get a chance to try out agile software development methods. Many programmers in NBIC work either alone or in small groups where the agile process is not really practiced. Therefore, we thought that if we can have hackathon projects with about 7-9 team members we could try out some of the agile strategies such as pair programming, sprints, etc.

Right now, we have 3 proposed projects and enough interested people in each project to be able to test the agile process. If you have another project in mind, it is fine to add it to the list but please add enough detail to make it easy to understand, so that we can try and recruit an agile team interested in working on it. The more projects and people the better!

A second important goal for the hackathon is to introduce people to people and people to other projects that may interest them. Because this is a goal, there is no problem with joining a project with which you are not very familiar but are interested in learning about. In each project there will be some people with extensive knowledge about the software and other people with little or no knowledge. Both types of people are needed, so add your name to the list now!

Venue and rules

Location: Farm house in Belgium very near the Dutch border Laugs.com. We will arrange transport from Maastricht train station. Please try to arrive at the train station between 8:00-9:00am.

Rules:

  • All participants must stay the whole duration of the hackathon. No escape (but really why would you want to..?)
    • Bed and breakfast before the hackathon available for participants coming from far.
  • We work through 6 sprints of 3 hours. Last sprint is preparation of the presentation, including video.
    • 10:00-13:00, 13:00-16:00, 16:00-19:00 on the first day, optional 21:00-24:00
    • 8:00-11:00, 11:00-14:00, 14:00-17:00 on the second day
  • Project backlog must be prepared before the meeting
  • Timing of a 3 hour sprint

Projects for the hackathon

There are several proposals for projects:

Some people have suggested to use Scala as the language of choice for this hackathon (or one of its subprojects). Obviously, some self-study would be required for those who want this before the hackathon starts.

Participants

Number Name Association Project Confirmed? Arriving the 12th?
1 Wil Koetsier UMCG - GCC Galaxy Confirmed Yes - travelling with Erik, Joris, Joeri and Ishtiaq
2 Erik Roos UMCG - GCC GSCF-MOLGENIS integration Confirmed Yes, arrival 18:22 at Maastricht CS, then dinner
Together with Wil, Joris, Joeri, Ishtiaq and Frans-Paul
3 Rob Hooft NBIC Galaxy confirmed No, will take the 5:44 train to arrive at 8:34 (or 9:04 if that fails)
4 Kees Burger NBIC Human computation confirmed yes, will arrive at 19.34 at Maastricht station
5 Christine Chichester NBIC Human computation confirmed 12th Maastricht CS: 19:30 and 21:00, 13th Maastricht CS: 8:40am Maastricht Randwijck:9:30
6 Alex Bossers WUR Galaxy Confirmed No, will take the 1st train to arrive around 8:30 (or 9:05 if it fails)
7 Andra Waagmeester Maastricht University Human computation confirmed
8 Jahn Saito Maastricht University Human computation confirmed
9 Bharat Singh EMC Human computation Yes No, 13th 08:34 Maastricht. Backup: 09:04 Maastricht
10 Tjeerd Abma UMC Utrecht GSCF-MOLGENIS integration confirmed Arriving the 13th at 8.34 at Maastricht CS
11 Jeroen Wesbeek TNO Zeist GSCF-MOLGENIS integration confirmed Yes, arriving 20:34 at Maastricht CS (21:04 if things go wrong)
12 Siemen Sikkema UvA GSCF-MOLGENIS integration confirmed Yes, arriving 20:34 at Maastricht CS (21:04 if things go wrong)
13 Reinout van Schouwen LUMC confirmed No, will arrive at 8:34 (aim) or 9:04 (fs) @ Maastricht CS
14 Frans Paul Ruzius Hubrecht, Utrecht Galaxy confirmed
15 Freek de Bruijn NBIC Galaxy confirmed Yes, will arrive by car (late in the evening)
16 Kees van Bochove NBIC GSCF-MOLGENIS integration Yes yes
17 Martijn Vermaat LUMC Galaxy confirmed No, will arrive at 9:04 @ Maastricht CS
18 Henk van den Toorn UU Galaxy confirmed No, will arrive 9:04 at Maastricht CS
19 Freddy de Bree CVI, WUR Galaxy confirmed No, will arrive at 8:34 (aim) or 9:04 (fs) @ Maastricht CS
20 Ishtiaq Ahmad Groningen University Galaxy confirmed Yes - travelling with Groningen group (Erik, Joris, Joeri and Frans)
21 Joris Lops UMCG - GCC GSCF-MOLGENIS integration Confirmed Yes
22 Joachim Jacob VIB - BITS Galaxy Confirmed (only April 13th) No. Will arrive on 13/04 at 8:51 at CS.
23 Joeri van der Velde UMCG - GCC GSCF-MOLGENIS integration Confirmed Yes
24 Nate Coraor Penn State (US) Galaxy Confirmed Yes, will be there for the 21:00 group
25 Dannon Baker Emory (US) Galaxy Confirmed Yes, will be there for the 21:00 group

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