HackyHour Giessen


Code - Tools - Science - Help - Social

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Come to talk about Code, Data, Tools and Science in a social environment. If you want to know how computational tools and code can improve your science/work or you just want to meet “open scienc-y” people: join us. The event is open to everyone. No prior knowledge required. No registration etc. needed.

If you’d like to watch a video about what HackyHour is, Florian explained it in a Coffee Lecture.

When and Where

We’ll meet monthly every fourth Wednesday at 5 pm for one and a half hours in the Makerspace Giessen. Location on OpenStreetMap.

Please bring your own computer, as we cannot provide any resources in this regard and then can also work through installations.

HackyHour #1

Dates and Topics

In addition to the open discussions we also aim to talk about specific topics at each HackyHour. However prior knowledge or interest in these topics is not a prerequisite.

Date Topic Notes
2022-06-22 Inkscape: Freely create print-ready scientific figures and posters. Notes #1
2022-07-27 Jupyter Notebooks Notes #2
2022-08-24 Canceled due to holidays  
2022-09-28 Semantic Media Wiki, Licenses, pandoc Notes #3
2022-10-26 Licenses, Datascraping Notes #4
2022-11-23 “License me if you can… or if you are allowed to”,
“Visualization of Relational Data”
Notes #5
2022-12-28 Canceled due to holidays  
2023-01-25 AI-Introduction, AI-Assistants Notes #6
2023-02-22 AIs impact on teaching. This event will be a collaboration with Hessenhub.You can find a detailed event description on their site Notes #7
2023-03-22 Prototyping Notes #8
2023-04-26 Using continuous intigration in teaching Notes #9
2023-05-24 Introduction to Ansible Notes #10
2023-06-28 AI models (LLMs) on your desktop computer Notes #11
2023-07-26 What is Git?,
How to use GitLab as a scientist
Notes #12
2023-08-23 No event due to holidays  
2023-09-27 Open Discussion Notes #13
2023-10-25 TBA Notes #14
2023-11-22 TBA Notes #15
2023-12-27 No event due to holidays  


If you like to present a topic, you can create an issue, contact Christian Krippes or present your idea at the end of a session. You could also subscribe to our mailing list.


Hacky Hour in general, is inspired by HACKYHOUR@AUCKLAND and the R Study Group. If you are interested in the HackyHour you should also check https://hackyhour.github.io/. The HackyHour in Gießen was also inspired and supported by HackyHour Göttingen


The logo is derived from the one used by HackyHour Auckland (with kind permission). It uses a public domain icon.


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