Abigail Stevens is an astronomy PhD candidate at the Anton Pannekoek Institute, University of Amsterdam. Her research is on spectral-timing analysis of X-ray binaries. Meg Schwamb is an assistant scientist at Gemini Observatory, Northern Operations Center.
Register now for Hack Together Day at AAS 229 on January 7th! Hack Together Day is a day to to get together and design a doable project and attempt to fully execute it in one day. Or at least go down trying. Often, a Hack Day is a starting point for continuing collaboration on a project. Come with a project or just come hear the proposed hacks and then join a project. A wide variety of projects will be undertaken, spanning everything from software development to scientific research to creative outreach projects. You could come with a paper idea, a tool you want to learn, an outreach idea, or an astronomy-themed dress you want to make out of fabric posters. Hack day or programming experience is not required; newcomers are extremely welcome! We do ask that you commit the entire day to hacking, especially if this is your first hack day.
Please register by Dec 20 so we can ensure enough food and resources for everyone. Attendance will be capped at 75. Attendance is free, thanks to sponsorship from Northrop Grumman.
For more information and to brainstorm project ideas, see the Hack Together Day page on AstroBetter. Also check out the wrap up posts from previous AAS Hack Days: Hack AAS 227, Hack AAS 223, Hack AAS 221.
Still have questions? Please use the #hackAAS hashtag on Twitter and/or get in touch with one of the organizers: