NBIC Hackathon April 2011
NBIC's Third hackathon has been organised 13,14 April 2011.
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.
- 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:
- NBIC Galaxy Hackathon project
- GSCF and Molgenis Hackathon project
- Human Computation Hackathon project
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.
|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|
- By Rob Hooft: http://bit.ly/nbichack3