A VTK Hackathon on November 6, 2019

Hey developers,

Who is in the mood for a hackathon? We could meet, both virtually and in person at Kitware’s NY headquarters, drink some coffee, do some coding, drink some more coffee, maybe do some informal presentations on topics of interest, drink some more coffee, do some coding, and repeat until the dashboards die from Do: test exhaustion.

So say we all?


So say we all!

Conditional yes

Would there be a way to open up a poll for issues of interest that might not be a part of an established project but would be able to be tackled in a hackathon?

In particular, I’m really hoping to gain support for improvements to the cube axes actor. See my post here: VTK Hackathon

Sure! I suggest we do that here.

We’ve structured previous hackathons with a focus area to concentrate on but with the understanding that people are free to work on whatever they like. As long as we keep that second part around I’m open for whatever topic the most developers are interested in.

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So should we post topics for the hackathon here?

What about setting up an open submission google form where folks can add a +1 for topics they want to see hacked?

Count me as a maybe at this point.

One potential topic: VTK MR 6055: Add Bezier cells. This adds arbitrary-order Bezier-basis cells (simplcial and prismatic), similar to the Lagrange basis.

Some more ideas for the group:

  • topic of packaging - work to get PyPi, conda, LinuxDistro* etc done or updated.
  • vtksmp (or vtkm)'ify filter *
  • VTK Next - a discussion really of what we should do next to modernize the code base further
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YES +1


For information, some people from KEU will participate to the event from Kitware’s office in Lyon (during half a day, in the afternoon from here, in the morning from a NY perspective).