1st ROOT Hackathon: The Fixathon

3179/R-E06 (CERN)



Idea Square
Show room on map
Danilo Piparo (CERN), Marta Czurylo (CERN), Vincenzo Eduardo Padulano (CERN)

Welcome to the 1st ROOT Hackathon event, that will take place at CERN, at the Idea Square: the Innovation Space of the Lab!

The Fixathon will take place over two days. Its goal is to solve or to provide a resolution strategy for the largest possible number of issues in the trackers of the ROOT project.

The ROOT Team as a whole will be driving this effort: we believe that this will bring more sustainability to the project and increase the development and innovation capacity for the benefit of our community.

In line with our core values of inclusiveness, and since we are an open source project, the event is open to all ROOT users and enthusiasts, irrespective of their level of experience and programming skills. 

Have you ever wanted to contribute to ROOT but never knew where to start?

Are you curious about how software development happens for large scientific, open source software package?

This Hackathon is a perfect opportunity to learn more!

Home cooked lunches and coffee will be available. A social dinner will be organised near CERN.

The Idea Square is just a few steps from the tram stop CERN. See the attached map: 

  • Tuesday, February 13
    • 9:00 AM 9:10 AM
      Welcome to the 1st ROOT Hackathon 10m
      Speaker: Danilo Piparo (CERN)
    • 9:10 AM 9:20 AM
      Idea Square 10m
      Speaker: Dina Zimmermann
    • 9:20 AM 9:40 AM
      1st ROOT Hackaton: The Fixathon 20m
      Speaker: Marta Czurylo (CERN)
    • 9:40 AM 10:00 AM
      30' self-introductions 20m
    • 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
      Hacking 1h
    • 11:00 AM 11:20 AM
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 11:20 AM 12:30 PM
      Hacking 1h 10m
    • 12:30 PM 1:30 PM
      Lunch 1h
    • 1:30 PM 3:30 PM
      Hacking 2h
    • 3:30 PM 3:50 PM
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 3:50 PM 5:20 PM
      Hacking 1h 30m
    • 5:20 PM 5:50 PM
      1st Day Wrap up 30m
      • How much did we progress?
      • What did work well?
      • What could be improved?
    • 7:30 PM 10:00 PM
      Dinner at Luigia Meyrin 2h 30m

      5 minutes by car or 20 by foot

      https://www.luigia.ch/en/restaurant/luigia-meyrin (Hive Campus)

      Map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/gsvKN8yEFbr3B8wMA

  • Wednesday, February 14
    • 9:00 AM 9:15 AM
      Warm up and introduction for the day 15m
      Speaker: Danilo Piparo (CERN)
    • 9:15 AM 10:45 AM
      Hacking 1h 30m
    • 10:45 AM 11:05 AM
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 11:05 AM 12:30 PM
      Hacking 1h 25m
    • 12:30 PM 1:30 PM
      Lunch 1h
    • 1:30 PM 3:00 PM
      Hacking 1h 30m
    • 3:00 PM 3:20 PM
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 3:20 PM 4:30 PM
      Hacking: wrap up contributions 1h 10m
    • 4:30 PM 4:50 PM
      Closeout 20m
      • What did we achieve?
      • What does still need attention?
      • Remarks by the participants
      Speaker: Marta Czurylo (CERN)