The last day of JuliaCon is traditionally designated as the hackathon. This year, its on Saturday, the 11th of August.
Most years, this has been a very informal affair, with people self organising into groups, and working on some common interests.
For this year, we want to experiment with adding a little bit more structure. We’re considering announcing some themes that people can plan around, and asking if some of you might want to organise and lead some groups.
So please let me know, either on this thread, or privately, any ideas for hackathon topics. Would you be willing to lead/organise it? Would you be willing to participate? Leading it only means being present on the day, and starting the discussion. We still want things to relatively informal, so no project plans or exercises are necessary.
Some potential topics might be:
- Upgrade your package to 1.0 - a - thon
- Fixing a few beginner level issues in Julia.
- Create model zoo examples for Flux
- Create IO wrappers for certain filetypes
This might be a good opportunity to mark some issues in your packages as
suitable for beginners, and recruit some developers to work on it during the day.
We will have quite a lot of space this year in multiple locations, so we can accommodate plenty of ideas.