What is a Hackweek?

Tutorials + Peer-to-peer learning + Project team-based work

What is a hackweek?

A hackweek is a participant-driven workshop that blends data science education, community building, and project work over a short period of time (usually a week). They are highly immersive and allow participants to work directly with data science professionals to co-shape projects and educational outcomes. The eScience Institute has spent the past decade developing innovative data science educational models, programs, and technical tools to help scientists navigate many of the expansion and collaborative challenges they face within data-intensive research.

See How Our Hackweeks Can Help You!

  • Use our existing hackweek models to create your own program
  • Collaborate with others to explore datasets on a specific topic
  • Produce positive learning outcomes, foster lasting collaborations, and promote positive attitudes toward open science

Tutorials + peer to peer learning + project team-based work


Let’s accelerate the adoption of open-source and machine learning workflows in the geosciences. 

The hackweek was an excellent experience for me! I met a lot of people who were supportive and helpful, and gained hands-on experience beneficial to my research. I would attend again and encourage everybody to apply!

Mahboubeh Boueshagh, 2022 SnowEx Hackweek Participant