- 1 Event pictures
- 2 Introduction
- 3 Attendees
- 4 Preparation
- 5 Topics and Projects
- 6 Agenda
- 7 Travel & Hotel
Images from the last hackfest:
Note: this page is a work in progress -- some information subject to change
Date: July 9-13, 2012
Location: 1249 Boylston Street - Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts USA
Goal: A follow on to the wildly successful previous hackfests!
Requirements: Attendees must be willing to spend their time during the event writing ctk code that contributes to the main ctk roadmap. This means spending the week immersed in C++, Qt, DCMTK, CMake, and related technologies. People who do not feel qualified for this task are politely not invited :)
Group size: Maximum 20 participants so we can have a manageable working meeting. The organizing committee will invite and select participants based on input from TheTeam.
Site Hosts: Steve Pieper and Ron Kikinis
Organizing Committee: Ivo Wolf, Stephen Aylward, Steve Pieper
Future Events: Future hackfests will be announced in advance, and we hope lots of people will be interested in participating. The venue and activities at future hackfests will be determined based on the number of active participants in the project. We welcome participation via the CTK email lists, the source code repository, and this website.
- So far we have received confirmation for the following people (in no particular order). Please fill in your intentions in terms of common accommodation.
|Jean-Chistophe Fillion-Robin #5||Kitware|
|Julien Finet #7||Kitware|
|Stephen Aylward (in spirit)||Kitware|
|Ivo Wolf #9||Hochschule Mannheim|
|Marco Nolden #12||DKFZ, Heidelberg|
|Sascha Zelzer #8||DKFZ, Heidelberg|
|Florian Vichot #11||INRIA|
|Daniele Giunchi #10||SCS, Bologna|
|André Aichert #13||University Erlangen-Nuremberg|
Note: There were also other invitations sent to active people on the community, and people who recently showed interest. When their intent will be known they will be added to the list.
Use the CTK developers mailing list to discuss build issues and topics for ongoing work.
Phone conferences have been scheduled in the weeks leading to the event:
- To be announced
Topics and Projects
- As needed, refine the roadmap for the CTK core.
DICOM Application Hosting
- Refine, extend, test, and integrate with applications
- See also (some still open) tasks and progress from the last hackfest
- Goal: connect some real code via command line interface
DICOM Database and Networking
- Dig into ongoing developments. See CtkDICOM for discussion.
- Review patches provided by the SlicerRT team
- Performance Optimization (loadHeader in ctkDICOMDatabase)
- See ctkDICOM in Slicer4 for information on a particular application use case.
- Slicer4 DICOM Bugs and Feature Requests
- Discuss and refine as needed.
- SlicerRt example dicom interfaces discussion
Try QtTesting with CTK applications
Build Systems & Software process
Update PythonQt dependency so that CTK can build against Qt 4.8
- Update to latest DCMTK
- includes dcmrt
- need to pick a commit to standardize on
- investigate shared/static library building. (Static instances of classes getting destructed in wrong order)
- incorporate version checking
- build ctk against head or snapshot version
- Setup developer package
- Talk with Dominique (Debian packager) to understand what is missing
Build from upstream PythonQt (to be done this week)Few patches still need to be contributed upstream. See documentation
- Release a version of CTK (Work on policy this week and maybe release this week).
- Generalize documentation of CMake macro so that it can be-used
Command Line Modules
- Extract CLI interface
- Unify VPH and Slicer refactoring
- Qt SEM XML widget
Start at 9:00am Arrive and get settled in the morning. Discussion of plans for the week will get underway when everyone has arrived.
Review of goals and ideas
hack, hack, hack...
Review of progress
Tour of AMIGO. End by 5:00pm
Travel & Hotel
- If you have any troubles during your visit, call Steve: +1 617 596 2719
Transportation on Site
Google's public transit search works well in Boston. The site is about 5 blocks from subway stops and busses. Parking on-site is $10-$15 per day. Cabs are fairly convenient for most trips (perhaps $40 to/from the airport but $10-$15 for trips within town).
There are a lot of hotel options in Boston - several within easy walking distance of the 1249 Boylston facility and everything is accessible by public transport. Note that on Sunday night before the hackfest there is a big baseball game in the neighborhood (at Fenway Park) so hotels may be more expensive the first night, but should be cheaper the rest of the week.
- Closest, cheapest, but least nice:
Howard Johnsons 1271 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02215 (800) 446-4656 howardjohnsonboston.com
- Not too far - mid price:
Boston Hotel Buckminster 645 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02215 (800) 727-2825 bostonhotelbuckminster.com
- Not too far - higher price:
Hotel Commonwealth 500 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 (617) 933-5000 hotelcommonwealth.com
- To be determined.
- Probably pretty hot and humid...