Hack Day 2015 at  AAS 225 in Seattle Washington

When: Thursday, Jan 8 2015 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Where: 4C-2 (Convention Center)


We are asking and expecting all Hack Day 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 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.

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

Examples of hacks from years past:  astro4astroSummary 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

  • Python Time-domain toolkit. I have various code snippets at astroML, at multiband_LS, and supersmoother. It would be nice to have one solid reference package for these types of common time-domain functionalities, perhaps wrapped-up within astroML (Jake VanderPlas)
  • Preliminary analysis of gender survey data from speakers/questioners. See here for details on the study. (Davenport)
  • I want to learn how to work w/ HEALPix data in Python. Simple idea: Cross correlate WISE, Pan-STARRS1, Planck, and SFD dust maps (2D) to look for moving/foreground residuals in dust structure (Davenport)

Participant skills and interests

  • Kelle Cruz (Hunter College & AMNH): information sharing
  • David W. Hogg (NYU): Python, SDSS data, Kepler data, probabilistic inference
  • Meg Schwamb (ASIAA):  Python,IDL, citizen science, astrotweeps, Astronomy on Tap
  • James Davenport (UW): IDL, Python, blogging, data visualization, time series studies of stars and galactic structure

Twitter Lists and Hashtags

We're using #hackAAS tag for all tweets related to the Hack Day

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