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.
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.
Eighty-five participants “keep calm and hack” at Computation’s fall hackathon
The latest hackathon event promotes cross-directorate collaboration and grassroots ideas.
Augmented reality technology makes an appearance at Computation’s spring hackathon.
Computation’s spring hackathon provides a venue to explore new ideas, skills, prototypes, and projects. Also, there’s a unicycle.
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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.
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.
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.
Livermore Computing’s latest hackathon, held on July 23 and 24, attracted 79 “hackers,” the event’s largest participant pool to date.
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.
Computation’s latest 24-hour brainstorming session, known as a hackathon, drew 60 participants, both first timers and veterans.
A centralized application notification system that captured first place at Computation’s March 2013 hackathon was recently implemented at LLNL’s National Ignition Facility.
At the most recent 24-hour hackathon, 58 LLNL employees and students worked on 30 teams to complete Computation-related projects of their choice.