The Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Sciences will host a joint Visualization Hackathon with the University of Toronto. The Hackathon will be on Friday & Saturday, January 25 & 26, 2019 from 9 AM – 5 PM (approx), with sessions and presentations at both Homewood Campus at JHU, and at the University of Toronto. We will focus on topics and techniques relevant to data-intensive and computationally-intensive research. This event will feature some presentations on techniques and tools, but will be primarily hands on and participant driven.

Registration is required. Registration will open on December 26th, 2018.

This year’s January Hackathon will focus on Machine Learning, but will cover other visualization topics of interest to Big Data researchers.


Please submit your Hackathon Registration to save your spot!

IDIES affiliates enjoy priority registration at the JHU Hackathon location. Priority registration ends at 5 PM on January 18, after which non-affiliate registrations will be processed. If you are not yet an affiliate, you may join IDIES to take advantage of priority registration. If you are registered for the Hackathon, once you join your registration will become prioritized. Please go to idies.jhu.edu/join/ to find out how to become a member.

After 5 PM on January 18th, 2019, registration will remain open on a first-come, first-served basis as space allows.


  • Explore visualizations for Machine Learning and other applications
  • Meet colleagues from other fields who share similar visualization problems
  • Share knowledge, tips and techniques
  • Create demos and tutorials, develop new resources
  • Learn and teach by example

Tools and Organization

Leading up to the hackathon, we will use Slack to discuss the schedule, topics, and preparation. You will be invited to Slack once registered. We will share resources on GitHub, Google Drive, and JH Box.


Attendance at JHU’s Homewood campus is capped at 40 attendees.

Attendance at the University of Toronto campus is capped at 25 attendees.

This event is open to all. However, IDIES members receive priority registration at the Johns Hopkins Homewood location.

Registration Form