Open NetSci Hackathon 2019

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Get ready for the first edition of the Open NetSci Hackathon


To promote open research practices in Network Science.

When, where?

Before NetSci 2019, on May 25th and 26th, in Burlington VT.

Generator Maker Space


Anyone registered for the NetSci 2019 School and Satellites can join, free of charge!


The Open NetSci Hackathon is an event sponsored by PLOS. It is part of the extended program of the 14th International School and Conference on Network Science (NetSci 2019).

The goal of the Hackathon is to promote open research practice in Network Science. For the first edition, the theme will be open code and data.

We hope to make the hackathon a perfect venue for getting together, and hacking away at fun projects in a laid-back, friendly environment.

General information


We are excited to hold the Open NetSci Hackathon at the Generator Maker Space, in Burlington, Vermont. The Generator Maker Space is a combination of artist studio, classroom, and business incubator at the intersection of art, science, and technology. It hosts the Reckless Idea Lecture Series, a Vermont Complex Systems Center initiative.

How to join?

Anyone registered for the NetSci 2019 School and Satellites can join the Hackathon, free of charge! Reserve your spot by registering for the event. Prearranged teams and solo participants are both welcomed.


Please refer to the NetSci website for housing and transportation. Light breakfast and snacks will be served at the event. Lunch on Saturday will be at the discretion of participants. There are inexpensive lunch options close to the venue.


The Open NetSci Hackathon consists of one day and a half of low pressure hacking, on Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th of May, the weekend that precedes the NetSci 2019 conference. We will stop early on Sunday so that participants may also attend the SYNS Warm-up event.

How to submit a project?

If you want to lead a project, send us your description via email at We will add it to the list and reserve a time-slot for your pitch on the first morning of the hackathon.

Code of Conduct

The Open NetSci Hackathon is committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment and harassment-free experience for everyone. All participants must agree to and follow the Hacker Code of Conduct.


08:00 AM Light breakfast and registration
09:00 AM Opening
09:15 AM Keynote: Cassidy Sugimoto
10:00 AM Project pitches
10:30 AM Group assembly
11:15 AM Hacking setup
Noon Lunch break
01:30 PM Hacking
08:00 PM End of official hacking period

08:30 AM Light breakfast
09:00 AM Hacking
Noon Project presentation
12:30 PM Closing statements

Submitted Projects

Submit your projects to



This team of experts will be on location to help you!



Get ready for the first edition of the Open NetSci Hackathon!