Astro-computational hack week

In recent years hack weeks have become a popular way of introducing and teaching new data analysis methods to researchers and there are examples across many fields, including astronomy. In essence a hack week is a mix between summer school and busy week.

Considering the success of similar events in the international astronomy community ADACS organised an astro-computational hack week for February 10 to 14, 2020 at the AAO in Sydney.

Aside from structured tutorials in the mornings the astrocomp hack week included unconference sessions, presentations, hack sessions (sprints) and participant led tutorials in the afternoons. As well as upskilling the participants the hack week encouraged collaboration and sharing of knowledge on astronomy tools, in particular useful Python packages, techniques and coding best practices.

Visit the hack week webpage for more info. Or check out the associated github repo for materials collected during the week.