26 - 29 October 2017

WZB oTree Hackathon

What is a hackathon? In the programming world hackathons bring together programmers over several days to compete in solving some problem or in developing some software. A hackathon is a great place to connect with people in the same field, help each other to work out problems, develop new code and then use the techniques and code for one’s own projects.

For the WZB oTree hackathon participants will gather in small groups around a project idea. Do you have this one cool idea that is difficult to program? Do you want to program a new interface for an experiment? Or do you want to develop an entirely new package for oTree? It is entirely up to you and your group. We will also provide some project ideas for your inspiration though. Groups can draw on the expertise of facilitators including James Pettit (Academia.edu software engineer formerly at LEEPS lab and Google) and Morgan Grant (LEEPS lab manager). At the end of the hackathon the groups will present their work, and prizes (of modest monetary value but great bragging rights) will be awarded.

The WZB oTree hackathon is a joint event of the Research Professorship Market Design: Theory and Pragmatics and the Research Unit Economics of Change, and is co-funded by CRC TRR 190.


26 October, 01 pm: Introduction to oTree (room A 300)

27 October, 09 am: Start of hackathon (room B 001/2)

29 October, 12 pm: End of hackathon (room B 001/2)




Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)
Reichpietschufer 50
10785 Berlin