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News & Press: Hackathons

Held three times a year, Computation’s hackathon events—also known as ShipIt Days—are 24-hour opportunities to brainstorm, foster creativity, prototype, and explore. Participants work in groups or individually and often strive to learn new skills, programming languages, and tools in service to LLNL’s missions. Learn more about hackathon accomplishments in the news coverage below, in Science & Technology Review, and in an introductory video.

Groups of developers work on projects at the spring hackathon
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

All hackathons at Lawrence Livermore have common elements—energized conversations; tangled laptop cords; plenty of food, horseplay, and hijinks—but each occasion is still unique. These triannual events pack a variety of projects and new ideas into a 24-hour period.

Fall hackathon participants
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Eighty-five participants “keep calm and hack” at Computation’s fall hackathon

Summer Hackathon encourages growth of grassroots ideas
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The latest hackathon event promotes cross-directorate collaboration and grassroots ideas.

Augmented reality technology makes an appearance at Computation’s spring hackathon
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Augmented reality technology makes an appearance at Computation’s spring hackathon.

Groups of developers work on projects at the spring hackathon
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Computation’s spring hackathon provides a venue to explore new ideas, skills, prototypes, and projects. Also, there’s a unicycle.

Computation 2016 fall hackathon
Monday, November 21, 2016

What do Batman, a ukulele, and a popcorn machine have in common?

Ian Lee and colleagues at the spring 2016 hackathon
Thursday, July 28, 2016

In the early hours of the morning on July 15, 2016, participants from around the Lab began to gather to continue their projects on the second day of Computation’s summer hackathon.

2016 LLNL spring hackathon participants
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Lawrence Livermore’s 2016 spring hackathon saw an all-time high of 68 people participate and matched last year’s spring high of 39 different projects. 

programmers take part in a big data tutorial at the hackathon
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

On November 12 and 13, staff members from nearly every division of the Computation Directorate turned out for the fall hackathon, held at the High Performance Computing Innovation Center on the Livermore Valley Open Campus. 

computer scientists participate in LLNL's summer 2015 hackathon
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Livermore Computing’s latest hackathon, held on July 23 and 24, attracted 79 “hackers,” the event’s largest participant pool to date.

LLNL computer scientists partcipate in the spring 2015 hackathon event
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Computation’s spring Hackathon, held March 5 and 6 at the High Performance Computing Innovation Center, saw one of the biggest turnouts thus far, with 65 participants.

Researchers and developers from different divisions working together on hackathon project
Monday, December 1, 2014

Computation’s latest 24-hour brainstorming session, known as a hackathon, drew 60 participants, both first timers and veterans.

Nodeify team at a Computation hackathon event
Thursday, October 2, 2014

A centralized application notification system that captured first place at Computation’s March 2013 hackathon was recently implemented at LLNL’s National Ignition Facility.

Computation hackathon participants at work
Thursday, August 21, 2014

At the most recent 24-hour hackathon, 58 LLNL employees and students worked on 30 teams to complete Computation-related projects of their choice.