UNIVERSE-HPC Course Materials Mini Hackathon

Join us for the first UNIVERSE-HPC Hackathon on Friday 26 April from 10:00 to 16:30 BST, which will take place in person in Oxford and online.

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Overview:

  • 🕒 Friday 26th April 2024, 10:00 - 16:30 BST
  • 🌍 In person in Oxford and Online via Zoom

The UNIVERSE-HPC project team is organising a one-day Hackathon to enhance the course materials that we’ve been developing over the past couple of years 🎉 This will be a great opportunity to network with people interested in training for RSEs, contribute to training materials, and learn about Gutenberg, a new training platform!

There will be three strands that you can get involved in and contribute to:

  • Course content, from beginner to advanced topics
  • Infrastructure, enhancing/extending/contributing to the Gutenberg training platform
  • Pedagogy, creating learning objectives for lessons

You can already have a look at the list of open issues, if you’d like, though you’re by no means restricted to this list!

This will also be a fantastic opportunity to learn about using and deploying Gutenberg, an open-source teaching platform developed at the University of Oxford, that you could use in your own teaching. Gutenberg uses course materials written in Markdown and offers the features of a learning management system, for example, giving access to a specific group of enrolled students and tracking their progress through a course. Have a look at an example deployment from Oxford.

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Provisional agenda

  • 10:00 - 11:00 Introduction to the project and event, including an introduction to Gutenberg
  • 11:00 - 13:00 First block of collaborative work
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Second block of collaborative work
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Wrap-up

Code of conduct: This event takes place under our Code of Conduct.

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