Database Interop Hackathon/Agenda

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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Arrive in Durham.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Time Description
8:00am Shuttle from Duke Tower to NESCent (Light Breakfast at NESCent)
8.30-9am
  • Welcome to the Center
  • The Science of Science project & survey
  • Administrative announcements & procedures
9-9.45am Participant introductions (1-2mins per person)
9.45-10.30am Open Space: Subgroup proposals (5mins per pitch) (see #1 below)
10.30-12.xx Open Space: Subgroup discussions w/ floating participants (includes coffee) (see #2)
12.xx-1.30pm Lunch & socialize in subgroups
1:30-2.00pm Subgroups report out and consolidate (see #3)
 ??-3pm Bootcamps as required by subgroups
 ??-5pm Programming (includes coffee)
5:30-6:30pm Mixer with NESCent Community
6:30pm Shuttle from NESCent to Duke Tower

Parts and rules for the Open Space activity

  1. Those passionate enough about a project that they are prepared to lead a subgroup discussion make a pitch. Rules:
    1. 5mins total for the pitch
    2. Need to state how the proposed activity would either advance or showcase database interoperability.
    3. Should (but not required to) state how they will use one or more of the standards
    4. Should state who (persons or skills) should ideally be in the group.
  2. Each pitched subgroup gets wall space assigned, adhesive flip-chart paper, and markers. Led by those who pitched the groups, each prospective subgroup discusses pertinent use cases, opportunities, risks, feasibility, possible outcomes, etc to determine a tentative charge for the group. Rules:
    1. Participants are allowed to float between subgroup discussion spaces as they choose.
    2. If the discussion leader abandons the group and no-one else is motivated to take over, the subgroup is dissolved.
    3. Groups can merge themselves with others in the process.
  3. The subgroups still standing (i.e., with a lead and the needed members decided that this would be their best way to spend their time) will report out, summarize highlights of discussion results (opportunities, risks, etc see above), and their charge. Further consolidation may happen at this step. Rules:
    1. 5mins time for summary
    2. Group charge and composition must match and suggest feasibility.
    3. Group must have at least 2 members, or someone proposing to work alone needs to explain how the hackathon provides an opportunity to do the proposed work that they could otherwise not do.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Program, all day long.

  • Day starts at 8.45am, or earlier, depending on subgroup or individuals.
  • Stand-up report from each subgroup at 10.30am.
  • Coffee will be available throughout the day.
  • Two nice coffee shops are across the street, if you need espresso-style stronger coffee like me (or iced, or flavored, or what have you).
  • Lunch break some time between 12-2pm, in small groups (subgroups, or mix up) in the surrounding area.
  • Dinner in small groups in the surrounding area, probably around 5.30-6pm.
  • NESCent can be open in the evening if there is demand.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Program, all day long.

  • Day starts at 8.45am, or earlier, depending on subgroup or individuals.
  • Stand-up report from each subgroup at 10.30am.
  • Coffee will be available throughout the day.
  • Two nice coffee shops are across the street, if you need espresso-style stronger coffee like me (or iced, or flavored, or what have you).
  • Lunch break some time between 12-2pm, in small groups (subgroups, or mix up) in the surrounding area.
  • Dinner in small groups in the surrounding area, probably around 5.30-6pm.
  • NESCent can be open in the evening if there is demand.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Program, all day long.

  • Day starts at 8.45am, or earlier, depending on subgroup or individuals.
  • Stand-up report from each subgroup at 10.30am.
  • Coffee will be available throughout the day.
  • Two nice coffee shops are across the street, if you need espresso-style stronger coffee like me (or iced, or flavored, or what have you).
  • Lunch break some time between 12-2pm, in small groups (subgroups, or mix up) in the surrounding area.
  • Dinner in small groups in the surrounding area, probably around 5.30-6pm.
  • NESCent can be open in the evening if there is demand.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Program, until 10:15.

  • Day starts at 8.45am, or earlier, depending on subgroup or individuals.
  • Coffee will be available throughout the day.
  • Two nice coffee shops are across the street, if you need espresso-style stronger coffee like me (or iced, or flavored, or what have you).

10:30-12:00 pm: Wrap up of the event

  • Final report-out from subgroups
  • please add prototypes and outcomes to wiki
  • What worked well and what didn't?
  • Which expectations were met, exceeded, or disappointed?
  • How best to sustain the efforts started at this event? Do you want to meet again?

12:00-1:00 pm: brown-bag lunch in Conference Room 1

  • "The Evolutionary Informatics Working Group" (Arlin Stoltzfus)

1:00-4:00 pm: lunch, more work time, and departures

The modal shuttle departure time is 3:00. Some are leaving at 1:30, while others will be here until 4:00. You could use this time to do a bit more work, to document results on the wiki, or to make plans for the future.

To facilitate sharing rides back to the airport, please add your name and departure time to the Airport Return Schedule.