Lorraine Hwang, Wolfgang Bangerth, Timo Heister, Louise Kellogg
Successful scientific open source projects must not only have good
technical but also good social structure. Hackathons can be used to
engage and grow a software community by providing geographically
distributed communities as well as novices and experts an opportunity
to work side-by-side. The community built around the mantle
convection code ASPECT (Advanced Solver for Problems in Earth
ConvecTion) has held multi-day hackathons for the past 3 years.
Held over approximately 10 days, these hackathons build capacity by
fostering new users, providing access to domain experts, and promoting
ASPECT: Hackathons as an example of sustaining an open source community
Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Sustainable
Software for Science: Practice and Experiences
(WSSSPE4), Manchester, United Kingdom, 2016.
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