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Coffee and code: Innovation at the CERN Webfest

15 Aug 2014, 21:18 UTC
Coffee and code: Innovation at the CERN Webfest
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This article was also published here on CERN’s website. This weekend CERN hosted its third Summer Student Webfest, a three-day caffeine-fuelled coding event at which participants worked in small teams to build innovative projects using open-source web technologies. There were a host of projects to inspire the public to learn about CERN and particle physics, […]

The Particle Clicker team working late into the night.
This article was also published here on CERN’s website.
This weekend CERN hosted its third Summer Student Webfest, a three-day caffeine-fuelled coding event at which participants worked in small teams to build innovative projects using open-source web technologies.
There were a host of projects to inspire the public to learn about CERN and particle physics, and others to encourage people to explore web-based solutions to humanitarian disasters with CERN’s partner UNOSAT.
The event opened with a session of three-minute pitches: participants with project ideas tried to recruit team members with particular skills, from software development and design expertise to acumen in physics. Projects crystallised, merged or floundered as 14 pitches resulted in the formation of eight teams. Coffee was brewed and the hacking commenced…
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