Hackweek Roles

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Hackweeks are supported through the collaborative work of an organizing team.

Note that many people engage in multiple roles when planning and running a hackweek. The descriptions here are meant to be starting points, and we encourage everyone to shape these roles according to their unique skills and interests!

Logistics and Strategy

Training and Education


eScience Staff


Community Building and Collaboration

Visit our Resources for Organizers page to learn more about the training and preparation we offer to community members for many of these roles.

Time Commitment

There is considerable variability in the amount of time people spend on various hackweek roles. The level of effort depends on event size, whether it has been run before, and the number of other people available.

In general, time commitments are greatest for administration and planning roles, and decrease for those roles where effort is focused during the event: