gluoNNet and CERN openlab organise global online hackathon, accelerating remote collaboration

The main goal of gluoNNet’s collaboration with CERN openlab is exploring the application of quantum computing algorithms to particle track reconstruction, as well as to industrial applications, such as the analysis of aviation data. For the CERN Webfest 2020 however, gluoNNet and CERN openlab joined forces to create an extraordinary online event.

The CERN Webfest, an annual hackathon based on open web technologies, took place from 26 to 29 June 2020. Under the motto of ‘working together apart: accelerating collaboration’, over 400 people from 75 different countries signed up in order to investigate new ways of remote collaboration. Not being able to take place at CERN in Geneva as usual due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, the Webfest itself had to be re-invented: very much in the spirit of the event’s motto, CERN openlab and gluoNNet established an online hackathon on a global scale. gluoNNet’s know-how regarding online hackathons and the related technologies combined with CERN openlab’s strong community and technical resources made the CERN Webfest 2020 with its over 30 submitted innovations a great success.

Please find the full article on the CERN Webfest 2020 here.

Date: Jul 3, 2020
AUTHOR: Hans Baechle
Event, Hackathon

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