March 12-14, 2024
Come to a hackathon in Boulder, Colorado where you’ll explore disturbance-related aboveground forest carbon dynamics in the Southern Rockies!
Forests have the potential to regulate a changing climate through uptake of carbon dioxide. However, this function is being compromised by increasing wildfires and other disturbances, particularly in the western U.S. The goal of the Forest Carbon Codefest is for teams to use cyberinfrastructure and a curated set of data to define their own scientific questions that advance our understanding of aboveground forest carbon dynamics as they relate to forest disturbance. Teams will then collaboratively answer that question in the form of a fully open, reproducible, and complete code script.
At the end of the event, projects will be judged by the participant community and facilitation team, with a prize awarded to each member of the winning team.
We are looking for a passionate cohort of participants from a range of career stages and sectors who bring to the table a diversity of personal and professional experience. Invited participants will have a minimum level of coding ability such that any given participant can (in the coding language of their choosing): i) open and plot tabular and geospatial data, ii) compute summary statistics or create basic statistical models, and iii) create simple data visualizations. Not sure what that means? Take a look at a few example graphics; you should be able to create something similar, if given the appropriate data.
Everything you need to know!
In-person at the University of Colorado, Boulder
March 12-14, 2024
Detailed agenda to come.
3-4 virtual 1-2 hour pre-training and team formation sessions will span
the 4 weeks before the event. Exact dates and times for these sessions are TBD.
- Day 1: March 12, 2024, 9am - 4pm MST
- Day 2: March 13, 2024, 9am - 4pm MST
- Day 3: March 14, 2024, 9am - 1pm MST
Details & Important Resources
- Event overview & official rules
- Project evaluation criteria
- Code of conduct
- Intellectual property participant agreement
- Guidelines for Intellectual Contributions and Credit
How are we doing?
Despite our best intentions, in some cases we may not be living up to our ideals of a positive, supportive, inclusive, respectful and collaborative community. If you have any questions, needs, or feel we could do better, we welcome your feedback. Comments, suggestions and praise are also very welcome! Please contact Tyler McIntosh at Tyler.L.Mcintosh@colorado.edu to provide feedback.
This event is hosted by ESIIL and the CU Boulder CIRES Earth Lab. It is funded by the National Science Foundation (via awards numbers DBI-2153040, DEB-1846384, and DEB-2017889), and subject to the NSF’s terms and conditions