ROOM: Galt House, Nunn
We are planning to host a two-day hackathon at the annual TWS conference. A hackathon offers an alternative to the standard instructor-led pre-conference workshop. Participants will collaborate on small, wildlife science related projects during the course of the hackathon. We think this model of workshop will better mimic the peer-to-peer or mentor/mentee environment most wildlife professionals learn these technical skills. This is a great opportunity to build and strengthen the community of programmers, developers, and analysts within The Wildlife Society. Towards the end of the hackathon participants will reconvene to share the progress on their projects. Hackathons are generally structured as two-day workshops. Two days will provide enough time to brainstorm projects and solutions.
Organizers: Mitchell Gritts, Nevada Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Reno, NV; Derek Spitz, UC Santa Cruz, Bishop, CA
Supported by: Nevada Chapter of The Wildlife Society