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Astrohackweek'19

Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge are delighted to host Astro Hack Week 2019.
When Aug 26, 2019 09:00 AM to
Sep 30, 2019 05:00 PM
Where Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge
Contact Name
Contact Phone 01223 337516
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SUMMER SCHOOL

AstroHackWeek is, in part, a summer school. The mornings will offer lectures and exercises covering essential skills for working effectively with large astronomical datasets. Past years have seen topics such as machine learning, Bayesian inference, frequentist statistics, databases, numerical Python, and visualization.

 

UNCONFERENCE & HACKATHON

 

AstroHackWeek is also an unconference and hackathon. The afternoon every day is entirely unstructured, and offers opportunities for collaborative research, breakout sessions on special topics, and application of the concepts covered during the morning sessions. Come with a project in mind, join someone else's or apply a new skill to an old problem.  

 

SCHEDULE

 

The full schedule is still under construction. To see last year’s schedule, click here. Content for Astro Hack Week 2019 will appear on github here

Stay tuned for more details!


To get an idea of the content, you can check out the recorded lectures from 2015 and 2016 or the lecture materials (also for 2015, 2016 and 2017) on github.

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

 

During Astro Hack Week, we require participants to follow the code of conduct for the workshop which can be found on our code of conduct page. If you have any questions about the workshop, you can reach the organizing committee at astrohackweek@gmail.com.

 

TRAVEL AND LODGING

 

The closest airport to the Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge (KICC) is London Stansted. From there, trains to Cambridge depart every 10 and 27 minutes past the hour, take 33 minutes and cost 11 GBP.

From Cambridge Station the Universal bus takes you direct to Cambridge City Centre or to KICC. A standard journey costs 2 GBP. A map of the Universal Bus route can be seen here

More detailed travel information can be found here: https://www.kicc.cam.ac.uk/aboutus/directions-and-contact

Accommodation information can be found here: https://www.kicc.cam.ac.uk/aboutus/accommodation