Hack Together Day 2017 at AAS 230 in Austin, Texas


When:  Thursday June 8th, 9.30am - 3pm

Where: Salon 4, JW Marriott Austin

Register:  Link to registration form


We're starting with introductions and project pitches at 9.30am sharp. Please be on time.

We are asking and expecting all participants to plan on staying for most of the day.

Registration is encouraged to facilitate pre-meeting coordination, but if you didn't register you're still more than welcome to participate in the Hack Together Day.


What is a hack day?

We are going to get together to write code or work on some other project, fast. The idea is to design a do-able project and fully execute it in one day. Or at least go down trying! Come with a project, or come with deployable skills, ready to deploy.

Hack Together Day is a day to work intensively on collaborative projects of interest to the Astronomical community. A wide variety of projects will be undertaken, spanning everything from software development to creative outreach projects. Projects that take advantage of the unique gathering of enthusiasm and expertise at the AAS Meeting are particularly encouraged. Hack day or programming experience is not required; newcomers are extremely welcome! Project ideas and participants will be solicited before and during the meeting, and should be listed at the bottom of this page. Participants can lead or join a project, and should plan on focusing on only one thing.


Examples of hacks from DotAstro conferences: DotAstro 6 Hack Day Summary, DotAstro 2012 Hacks, .Astro 4 unconference proceedings

Examples of hacks from years past:  astro4astro, Outcomes from AAS 227 Hack DaySummary of AAS 223 Hack Day, last year's AAS Hack Day project pitch page, Astrotweeps, Fund me Maybe? video, Astrobetter airline guide, Summary of AAS 221 Hack Day.

Project ideas

  • Integrate Arduino-controlled LEDs into clothing to demonstrate the multiply-imaged Supernova Refsdal (Rachael Livermore and Ashley Pagnotta)
  • Edit this wiki page to add your project ideas

Participant skills and interests

  • Kelle Cruz (Hunter College & AMNH): information sharing
  • Rachael Livermore (UT Austin): gravitational lensing, outreach, sewing & craft hacks
  • Edit this wiki page to add yourself to this list

Twitter lists and hashtag

We're using #hackAAS for all tweets related to the AAS Hack Together Day.

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