Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 CERN openlab summer-student programme has been cancelled. We do, however, have a range of exciting online educational activities lined up for the summer.

Online hackathon

Participants in the 2019 summer-student programme

CERN's annual 'Webfest' will be held online on the weekend of 27-28 June. As always, the event is open to all. Find out more (including how to register) here: https://webfest-online.web.cern.ch/.

Online coaching

We are pleased to announce that we are able to provide mentoring for a small number of those people originally selected for the 2020 edition of our summer-student programme. This is currently foreseen for around a dozen students. Selections have been made based on the practical feasibility of working with certain technologies at distance, as well as on the availability of supervisors.

Online lecture programme

Recordings of lectures from last year's programme are available via the links below. We are also working to organise a number of online training and Q&A sessions. These will soon be added to the list below, as well as to our event calendar.

DAQ: Filtering data from 1 PB/s to 600 MB/s by Tommaso Colombo of the LHCb Experiment.
Introduction: https://indico.cern.ch/event/825688/
Video: https://cds.cern.ch/record/2681294

From raw data to physics results by Paul James Laycock of the Belle II Experiment and Brookhaven National Laboratory, US.
Introduction: https://indico.cern.ch/event/829969/
Video 1: https://cds.cern.ch/record/2682788
Video 2: https://cds.cern.ch/record/2683008
Video 3: https://cds.cern.ch/record/2683244

Computer security in 2019 by Sebastian Lopienski, CERN deputy computer security officer.
Introduction: https://indico.cern.ch/event/825691/
Video: https://cds.cern.ch/record/2681341

Introduction to machine learning by Michael Aaron Kagan of the ATLAS Experiment and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, US.
Introduction: https://indico.cern.ch/event/831643/
Video: https://cds.cern.ch/record/2681770

Introduction to HPC with GPUs by Ahmad Siar Hesam of CERN openlab.
Introduction: https://indico.cern.ch/event/829978/
Video: https://cds.cern.ch/record/2683426

Deep learning, hands-on by Sofia Vallecorsa, a physicist at CERN openlab.
Introduction: https://indico.cern.ch/event/827972/
Video: https://cds.cern.ch/record/2683695

How to build a large-scale agent-based simulator by Lukas Breitwieser of CERN openlab and the BioDynaMo project team.
Introduction: https://indico.cern.ch/event/829976/
Video: https://cds.cern.ch/record/2686659

Containers and Orchestration with Docker and Kubernetes by Ricardo Brito Da Rocha and Spyridon Trigazis, both of the CERN IT department's Compute & Monitoring group.
Introduction: https://indico.cern.ch/event/827661/
Video: https://cds.cern.ch/record/2681769

Quantum computing for high-energy physics applications by Federico Carminati, CERN openlab CIO.
Introduction: https://indico.cern.ch/event/825700/
Video: https://cds.cern.ch/record/2681989