Quantitative Ecology Hackathon

Join us for this 1-day hackathon bringing researchers together to integrate and analyse multidisciplinary social-ecological data

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Facilitated by experienced R programmers and quantitative researchers, this day is a great opportunity to learn new analytical skills while working with new people on interesting data driven challenges.

The day is being led by the Quantitative Ecology SIG in partnership with the Citizen Science SIG and will see small teams work together on challenges that combine ecological and sociological data. These challenges might seek to answer a research question, design an R-package to access data, or advance a statistical method. There will be a range of challenges to join on the day so you will have the chance to pick one that best suits what you want to learn.

Anyone is able to submit an idea for a challenge so if you have an idea you would like to work on please add it to the live document.

Throughout the day facilitators will be on hand to answer your questions and support your projects, including how to build R-packages, how to write reproducible code, and how to build shiny apps.

At the end of the day teams will have a chance to present their work to the rest of the teams.


09:30 Introduction to the day & talk by Anna Krystalli
10:00 Self-sorting into teams
10:20 Hacking
12:30 Lunch
13:00 Hacking
16:00 Presentations
17:00 Awards


Registration deadline is 17:00 (BST) 24 September.