The whole idea of a Hackathon in Science came to me a couple of years ago, when I first read the AgileScientific blog written by Matt Hall. I figured that such an event is perhaps the most optimal way to generate and develop ideas in rapid time. Then, after I participated in the Ready2Order Hackathon in Vienna, my colleagues and I decided that the time has come and we need to make it happen ...[Read More]
A few weeks ago, we organized and hosted a hackathon at IPGP and it turned out to be a very successful event. We are a group of five organizers who are: finishing their PhD in Machine Learning, no longer working as research scientists (currently involved in data science and data engineering), and still living the dream. We wanted to create an event that would help bring data scientis ...[Read More]
by Rémy Bossu, Laure Fallou, Sylvain Julien-Laferrière, Matthieu Landès, Julien Roch, Fréderic Roussel, Sébastian Soriat and Robert Steed I set the area of interest, and then tried to adjust the magnitude threshold. Either the threshold was too high and I did not get information for the earthquakes that I felt, or it was too low and I got tens of notifications a day for earthquakes that nobody not ...[Read More]
by Laure Fallou and Rémy Bossu Since 10th May 2018, a series of earthquakes has hit Mayotte Island, and it has not stopped yet. This seismic activity is very unusual in the area and has left not only the citizens, but also the authorities and the scientific community puzzled. Soon after the outset of the crisis one could observe the rise of a distrust atmosphere and of conspiracy theories.