Hackweek participants

eScience Hackweeks

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 (one to two weeks). The events are highly immersive and allow participants to work directly with data science professionals to co-shape projects and educational outcomes. Hackweeks often help individuals and teams engage more effectively in open and reproducible science.

Applications for the 2024 program are now closed.

NASA Earth Sciences & UW Hackweek

August 19-23, 2024

University of Washington

Seattle, WA

The eScience Institute at the University of Washington is excited to present the next evolution in our annual hackweek program. 2024 will be our first combined event, with projects using data from the NASA ICESat-2 and SnowEx missions, and with specialists from the NSF GeoSMART program providing training in Machine Learning.

UW Hackweeks have always been about collaboration, learning, and fun. The new combined event structure will allow for even greater levels of skill sharing between domains while retaining the specific project focus that has made the event so valuable to participants over the years.

Hackweek Participants
Hackweek 2023 group photo

Applications for the 2024 program are now closed.

Need more details? Learn more about our previous hackweeks or email us.

Hackweek code

Hackweek Organizer Training

The eScience Institute offers training to hackweek organizers to meet the specific needs of your organization. By “training the trainers,” we strive to improve the quality of each event and to empower people to continue offering similar events for their communities.

eScience Support for Hackweeks

Are you interested in starting a new hackweek for your community? We are here to help! Our team provides support for hackweek event planning, technology infrastructure, curriculum development, and community building. Click on the link below to learn more about our services, and how to submit an application.

GeoSMART 2023 Hackweek Group

Past Hackweeks & Outcomes

The eScience Institute has been partnering with community affiliates to offer various hackweeks since 2014.

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