WACREN e-Research Hackfest

As part of WACREN participation in the European Commission Horizon 2020 Sci-GaIA project and promotion of open and reproducible scientific research, Eko-Konnect will host a 10-day e-research hackfest in the Lagos State University, Ojo.

Institutions and applicants from the region who couldn't participate in the Summer Hackfest that took place at the University of Catania, Italy in July 2016 now have the opportunity to do so closer to home and are invited to apply.

The main objective of the hackfest is to integrate scientific use cases through a pervasive adoption of web technologies and standards and make them available to their end users through Science Gateways (entities connected to distributed computing, data and services of interest to the Community of Practice the end users belong to).

Venue and dates
The hackfest will take place from 21 - 30 November 2016 at the Lagos State University (School of Transport), Ojo, Lagos: Facilitated by the Department of Computer Science.

Interested parties are encouraged to present use cases for adoption and integration into science gateways by applying for the event. The hackfest will be conducted in English and the closing date for applications is 4th November 2016. Successful applicants will be notified by 7th November 2016.

Applications and deadlines:
Participation in the e-Research Lagos Hackfest is by invitation, on the basis of proposed use cases. If you want to be selected to attend the Lagos e-research hackfest, please apply at: http://surveys.eko-konnect.org.ng and choose the WACREN eResearch Application Form.

Applicants will need to upload the following documents in PDF format as part of the application:
1. A description of your use case which you will also present during the hackfest.
2. Letter of interest and support of the applicant and subsequent related activity signed by the Chief Executive of your institution and/or the Head of Department or Dean of Faculty directly responsible for the project use case using your institution's official letterhead.
3. Applicant's CV.

Prerequisite skills for applicants:
Applicants should be familiar with the use of REST APIs and should know the full stack (both front-end and back-end) of the use case they want to propose. While possessing the pre-requisite technical skills is mandatory, applicants must be affiliated with the research use case and/or the researchers responsible for the use case.

For further enquiries e-mail: secretariat@eko-konnect.org.ng