I am happy to announce that the following students have passed the CSC exam with distinction!
34 points out of 35:
- Jochen Gemmler (KIT, Germany)
- Christian Graf (Max Planck Institute, Germany)
- Lukas Kreis (GSI, Germany)
- Daniel Rauch (DESY, Germany)
33 points out of 35:
- Pirmin Berger (ETH Zurich)
- Miroslav Gabriel (Max Planck Institute, Germany)
- Antoni Shtipliyski (Imperial College London, UK)
32 points out of 35:
- Jonatan Adolfsson (Lund University, Sweden)
- Kevin Floeh (KIT, Germany)
- Felix Metzner (KIT, Germany)
- Arne Reimers (University of Hamburg, Germany)
- Miguel Hermo Serans (CERN)
- Benedikt Würkner (CERN)
- Wojciech Ziolek (CERN)
14 September 2017
The CSC 2017 Movie is out! Enjoy: https://youtu.be/Jb6lqrV8XLM
8 September 2017
Thank you to all the participants for your beautiful photos and congratulations to the winners! A big thank you to our fabulous international jury: Viktoria, Hannah, Nilou, Stefan and Wojciech that made this possible! Here are the runners-up and winners per category:
Runner-up: Nikos Kasioumis
Winner: Kristian Bjoerke
Humorous & Surprising
Runner-up: Ram Krishna Dewanjee
Winner: Benedikt Wurkner
Sports & Social
Runner-up: Nikos Kasioumis
Winner: Viktoria Hinger
Runner-up: Alberto Pace
Winner: Natalia Karina Juszka
7 September 2017
The following students passed the CERN School of Computing exam:
Arne Christoph Reimers
Bartosz Piotr Malecki
Carlos Eugenio Perez Lara
Edoardo Maria Farina
Eleni Myrto Asimakopoulou
Eva Brottmann Hansen
Hugo Gonzalez Labrador
Julio Calvo Pinto
Kevin Marcel Floeh
Miguel Hermo Serans
Natalia Karina Juszka
Niloufar Alipour Tehrani
Ram Krishna Dewanjee
Roberto Andrade Paredes
Ulf Bobson Severin Tigerstedt
My warmest congratulations to all,
Sebastian Lopienski, School director.
7 September 2017
Amateur photographer? Consider yourself the next Annie Leibovitz? Here's your chance to unveil your talent to the world, and win fabulous prizes.
¡¡ Enter the CSC Photo Contest !!
- No more than 10 photos per person.
- A jury member can submit photos.
- Photos will be judged across 4 categories:
- Surprising & humourous
- Sports, activites & excursions
- School spirit
How to submit
1) Go to the CSC 2017 photo gallery at https://cern.ch/csc-photos/CSC2017/ and select Filter
2) Select yourself as the photographer and click Apply
3) For each photo that you want to submit, select it and copy the URL.
4) Paste the URL(s) into an email and send it to Nikos and Cath at computing.school(at)cern.ch
6 September 2017
Today's updates can be found at https://indico.cern.ch/event/581756/contributions/2705853/
5 September 2017
Wednesday 13:45, it's the official School photo. This is where you will be immortalised - in 30 years' time people will look at the picture and say "Look! All the famous people! They were at CSC 2017 together!" - you get the idea. And please bring your fan :)
Everyone - please fill in the survey so we know how many to expect for the exam. Yes, this means you. Everyone.
Please fill in the survey if you are interested in giving a presentation.
4 September 2017
If you want to upload videos, please go to:
More deliciousness this week.
In green, those dishes suitable for vegetarians. In addition, they will have "ensalada mixta" (mixed salad) everyday for vegetarians.
Latest additions to the CSC lecture team today are:
Ivica Puljak, from FESB University of Split, Croatia
Andreas Peters, from CERN
Francois Fluckiger, honorary scientist at CERN
Thomas Keck, from KIT
2 September 2017
The presentation from today's Updates can be found at https://indico.cern.ch/event/581756/contributions/2705776/
1 September 2017
The presentation from today's Updates can be found at https://indico.cern.ch/event/581756/contributions/2705673/
Breakfast starts at 7:45 (you get a slight lie-in :)
Our lectures are at the Paraninfo in the morning (where the opening ceremony was).
New faces in the CSC lecture team today are:
Eamonn Maguire, from Pictet Asset Management
Danilo Piparo, from CERN
31 August 2017
Today's "Updates" presentation can be found at https://indico.cern.ch/event/581756/contributions/2705669/ (or click on the "Updates" entry from the timetable)
Welcome to Enric Tejedor, from CERN, who will be lecturing on Software Design.
30 August 2017
We start at the Centro de Turismo Plaza Mayor - see https://goo.gl/maps/V3uRd24baXG2
If you get separated from the group, we will reassemble in the Plaza Mayor to get the buses back to Galdos at 20h00 (buses will be at the same point they drop us off).
We are going to Embalse de San Juan - https://goo.gl/maps/p1m6MSKrmQ62
- Dinner is outside in the evening
- Bring a warm jacket/outerlayer
Temperatures are lower in the lake area, it WILL get chilly
Hiking & Archery: Appropriate clothing and sunprotection
- sturdy shoes
- wind/waterproof outer layer
- suitablehiking/cycling shorts or trousers
- sunglasses, water bottle, sunscreen etc.
Kayak or SUP
Bring clothes you don't mind getting wet and clothes to change into afterwards. More specifically:
- sport shoes (or sturdy watersport sandals with clips/velcro)
- no flip-flops
- a windproof cagoule or K-Way or similar
- light clothes (e.g. T-shirt, a light long-sleeved top)
- full change of clothing (warmer clothes) for the dinner
Today's updates presentation can be found under the "Updates" entry at https://indico.cern.ch/event/581756/contributions/2705667/ (or click on the "Updates" entry from the timetable)
29 August 2017
In green are the dishes suitable for vegetarians.
Every day they may add a special dish for vegan/vegetarians, but we don't know what it is in advance.
Yes! Hosted by your favourite MC's, Cath and Nikos aim to tax your brains to the limit, far beyond anything the CSC academic programme could ever offer.
We kick off at 21:15, in the Beer & Grill pub just up the road from Galdos.
Some ideas for routes can be found at:
Also good for elsewhere in Madrid - select an appropriate commune from the list (bottom right)
In case you're still getting lost around the campus:
28 August 2017
Monday, we have the pleasure of having our minds challenged and broadened by the following two long-established CSC lecturers:
Arnulf Quadt, from Universität Göttingen, Germany;
Bob Jacobsen, from University of California.
Tuesday will see a new lecturer, who will also double-up as our DJ on Friday night:
Andrzej Nowak, from TIK Services, Switzerland.
The Wi-Fi network is called "CSC".
The Wi-Fi security is "WPA2 Enterprise" and the authentication "Protected EAP (PEAP)" with "MSCHAPv2".
No "Anonymous identity" is needed and no "CA Certificate" is needed either.
The username is "csc" and the password will be provided to you. Here are some screenshots:
On Mac OS
On Debian (Linux)
27 August 2017
I’m in a bright orange t-shirt today, fear not, you will find me :) If not, my number is in your e-mail
You will get your CSC badge and welcome pack from me; please have your passport/ID ready for Galdos Security to issue you your room keycard.
There will be light snacks available mid-afternoon in the Reception area.
Welcome BBQ kicks off at 7pm in the Reception/outdoor terrasse.
Breakfast tomorrow (Monday) is from 7:15am. Please take note of the Monday schedule that has been included in your pack.
VM - any problems with installation, or any question, please get in touch with Nikos BEFORE tomorrow :)
26 August 2017
Hello everyone, and a warm "pre-welcome" to this year's CERN School of Computing 2017, held at UPM in Madrid, Spain. It all kicks off shortly, and we're very much looking forward to meeting you!
CSC Live is the live blog by the organisers (Sebastian, Nikos, Cath; our local organisers Xavier, Maria and Marinela; and our lecturers) to provide you with the latest information about events, changes, and anything that we feel you should know during the School.
You will have all received your 'Essentials' information, and very soon (if not already), the VM installation and credentials.
We'll also be holding Morning Briefings everyday to keep you up-to-date, then post the briefing information here too.
However as we all are human and prefer some interaction with real live people on the other side of our screens, don't forget about sharing on Twitter and having a bit of a chat with other students attending the School on our dedicated Slack channel:
Twitter - #csc2017 #cernschoolofcomputing
Slack chat channel, just for you - https://csc-2017-forum.slack.com/
Excited yet? I know I am - we had a fantastic School last year (see the photo gallery for CSC 2016) and we're very happy to be coming together for another edition of the CERN School of Computing, this time in the amazing city of Madrid. Hopefully it will be even better than last year! Is this possible?? It's up to you..... :)