26 10 2017 - 29 10 2017 26 10 2017 - 29 10 2017
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WZB oTree Hackathon

Dan Friedman
mail: dan [at] ucsc [dot] edu
Please register until 15.10.2017.

What is a hackathon? In the programming world hackathons bring together programmers over several days to compete in solving some problem or in developing some software. A hackathon is a great place to connect with people in the same field, help each other to work out problems, develop new code and then use the techniques and code for one’s own projects.

For the WZB oTree hackathon participants will gather in small groups around a project idea. Do you have this one cool idea that is difficult to program? Do you want to program a new interface for an experiment? Or do you want to develop an entirely new package for oTree? It is entirely up to you and your group. We will also provide some project ideas for your inspiration though. Groups can draw on the expertise of facilitators including James Pettit (Academia.edu software engineer formerly at LEEPS lab and Google) and Morgan Grant (LEEPS lab manager). At the end of the hackathon the groups will present their work, and prizes (of modest monetary value but great bragging rights) will be awarded.


26 October, 01 pm: Introduction to oTree (room A 300)

27 October, 09 am: Start of hackathon (room B 001/2)

29 October, 12 pm: End of hackathon (room B 001/2)


Please send an email to gebhard [dot] glock [at] wzb [dot] eu by October 15, indicating your name and institution.

Accomodation is available at Motel One in Berlin and can be booked until September 28 by sending the hotel reservation form to the hotel.

Accommodation costs during the hackathon can be reimbursed for graduate students, and food for all participants will be provided at WZB. Airfare or any other transportation costs cannot be reimbursed.


Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)
Reichpietschufer 50
10785 Berlin


: Prof. Dan Friedman and Johannes Leutgeb
Thursday, 26. October 2017 - Sunday, 29. October 2017
Start: 1:00 pm
: WZB, Reichpietschufer 50, 10785 Berlin, room A 300, B 001 and B 002