Gaia Sprints

hashtag: #GaiaSprint

A project to support exploration and scientific use of the Gaia Data Releases. The next release will be Data Release 2.

2018 NYC Gaia Sprint

2018 June 04 through 08

At the Flatiron Institute, a division of the Simons Foundation.

2018 SEA Gaia Sprint

2018 June 04 through 08

A satellite event at the University of Washington, hosted by the DIRAC Institute.

2018 NYC Gaia Sprint

Applications are now closed for the 2018 NYC Gaia Sprint

If you applied, you should have received email by now letting you know whether you have been admitted to the Sprint. Let us know if you did not receive that email. Apologies to those we could not admit: We were highly over-subscribed!

Schedule and Location

The 2018 NYC Gaia Sprint will take place from 2018 June 04 to June 08, inclusive, at the Flatiron Institute, a division of the Simons Foundation.

Scientific Organizing Committee

Local Organizing Committee


The idea behind the Sprints is to bring together people who have an interest in timely scientific investigation and use of the Gaia Data. These are not traditional scientific meetings; they are intended to facilitate completion of first scientific papers. The Sprints are structured to support collaborative refinement and execution of (fairly) mature scientific ideas. It is hoped that new partnerships will form and lead to co-authored publications for the scientific literature ready or near-ready by the end of each Sprint.

Collaboration Policy

In addition to a general Code of Conduct, we require participants to agree to a Collaboration Policy that ensures transparency and openness at the Sprints:

All participants at every Gaia Sprint will be expected to openly share their ideas, expertise, code, and interim results. Project development will proceed out in the open, among participants and in the world.

Participants will be encouraged to change gears, start new collaborations, and combine projects. Any participant who contributes significantly to a project can expect co-authorship on resulting scientific papers, and any participant who gets signficant contributions to a project is expected to include those contributors as co-authors.

These rules make it inadvisable to bring proprietary data sets or proprietary code to any Sprint, unless the participant bringing such assets has the rights to open them or add collaborators.

Satellite event:

2018 Gaia Sprint: Seattle Satellite

Previous events:

2017 Heidelberg Gaia Sprint

2016 NYC Gaia Sprint


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