CSC 2015 Live

30 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

Inverted school of computing - submit your proposal

The page for submitting proposals for lectures for the next iCSC2016 inverted school of computing is open. The school is planned from the 29 or February to the 2nd of March 2016 at CERN.

If you are interested in giving one or more lectures, please submit a proposal on that page as soon as possible and before the 25th of October 2015. You can also post comments, discuss and join existing proposals. Do not hesitate to post your ideas, even though they are only sketchy or if you are looking for partners to share the tuition. All proposals and discussions will be monitored and we, lecturers and members of the advisory committee, may comment and help developing ideas as proposals are posted.

The objective is to converge rapidly on a decision to organize or postpone an inverted school in 2016 and to notify the accepted speakers around mid-November. Therefore, if interested, do not wait the last minute to make your first posting as this may not leave enough time for you to integrate our comments.

As all CSC schools, the iCSC is not a conference where you present your achievements, nor a training sessions to deliver knowhow, but we expect academic lectures on a topic you are knowledgeable about where you would like to share a vision and passion, either in science, computing or technology.

To better assess the type of expected lectures, you may visit the past iCSC programmes that you can find in the past editions of the inverted school.

With my best regards Alberto Pace, school director.

26 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

Alumni database

All participants have been added to the CSC Alumni database

26 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

School final video

Here is the link to the School final video that was shown at the closing ceremony.

26 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

CSC 2015 award for best marks / Champions / Gold medals

This year, 2 students have passed the exam with the maximum score of 36/36. This is a particlularly outsdanding result and please congratulate:

KECK, Thomas
THOLEN, Heiner

Alberto Pace, School director.

26 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

Special Distinction

This year a total of 10 students have received the CSC special distinction as they passed the exam with a particularly high score.

5 students passed the exam with only 1 error, with a score of 35 / 36. Congratulations to: 

ALBERTSSON, Kim
CASPART, Rene
HA, Karel
MAELAND, Steffen
VYSKOČIL, Jiří

5 students passed the exam with a score of 34/36.Congratulations to: 

LANG, Nicolas
NIKOLOUTSOPOULOS, Panagiotis
VIGO HERNANDEZ, Carlos
WEGRZYNEK, Adam Tadeusz
ZABOROWSKA, Anna

Alberto Pace, School director

25 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

School evaluation questionnaire

It is available in the indico site https://indico.cern.ch/event/372687/surveys/128

You must login, but results are anonymized. Note that you will be able to submit the form once.

Please fill it before Sunday 27 September at 23:59

 

24 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

Exam result:

68 students passed the final exam of the CERN School of Computing:

ALBERTSSON, Kim
ANDRIOPOULOU, Danai
ANDRONIDIS, Anastasios
AVILES DEL MORAL, Alejandro
BADILLO ROJAS, Julian Andres
BALL, Fionn Amhairghen
BIANCHI, Ludovico
BOLOGNA, Simone
BOYCHENKO, Serhiy
BRANCA, Antonio
CAICEDO SIERRA, Ivan Dario
CAIRO, Valentina Maria Martina
CANO ARCO, Jose Daniel
CASALLAS LEON, John Harvey
CASPART, Rene
CORDERO BENITEZ, Jose Andres
DAMYANOVA, Antoaneta
DAVIS, Michael
DENDEK, Adam Mateusz
DIBBO, Alexander
FERMIN LOBO, Marcos
FRAZAO, Leonor
GARCIA GONZALEZ, Miguel
GASNIKOVA, Ksenia
GOUVEIA, João
GUDU, Diana
HA, Karel
HENCZ, Akos
HO, Kuo-Hao
HOFFMANN, Malte Georg
HSU, Chia Yang
KANJIR, Luka
KARANIKOLAOU, Evgenios
KAZANIDIS, Ioannis
KECK, Thomas
KÖNIG, Axel
KROL, Kamil Henryk
KULINICH, Yakov Petrovich
LANG, Nicolas
LAURILA, Santeri Henrikki
LOBANOV, Artur
LOUGIAKIS, Christos
MAELAND, Steffen
MCCONNELL, Lucas
MORAIS, Matheus
MOSKALIK, Damian Radoslaw
KALATHAS, Ioannis
NIKOLOUTSOPOULOS, Panagiotis
PIKIES, Malgorzata Maria
RAMA BALLESTEROS, Rocio
REY REGULEZ, Mario
ROUSSEAU, Herve
RZEHORZ, Gerhard Ferdinand
SCHENCK, Ferdinand Wilhelm
SCHREIBER, Alexis Andre
SIDEBO, Edvin
SKAMBRAKS, Sebastian
SURDY, Kacper
TERTYCHNYY, Ivan
THOLEN, Heiner
THUSINI, Xolisile Octavia
VERGUILOV, Vassil
VIANA BARBOSA, Joao Vitor
VIGO HERNANDEZ, Carlos
VYSKOČIL, Jiří
WEGRZYNEK, Adam Tadeusz
ZABOROWSKA, Anna
ZIVIANI, Serena

My warmest congratulation to all,

Alberto Pace, School director.

 

24 Sep

by
Yasemin Hauser

Travel

You will find attached the timetable of the buses leaving Kavala (KTEL station) to Thessanoliki

Boarding pass

If you need to print your boarding pass, please send it to yasemin.hauser@cern.ch  by Friday 13h00.

 

Image icon kavala-thessanoliki.jpg
24 Sep

by
Giuseppe Lo Presti

CSC Football Match

In case you miss the bus, the location of the stadium for tonight's football match is:

https://www.google.gr/maps/place/40°56'03.6"N+24°23'37.2"E/@40.934331,24.393668,18z

 

23 Sep

by
Andreas Joachim Peters

The Data Management Exercise Poll is available for download.

PDF icon dm-poll-csc-2015.pdf
22 Sep

by
Yasemin Hauser

Schedule on Wednesday 23 September

Note that tomorrow's schedule has been modified.

8h45   Lecture - Data analysis - Ivica Puljak
9h45   Lecture - Multivariate Visualisation - Benjamin Radburn-Smith
Updates and coffee
11h30  Lecture - Data Technologies - Alberto Pace
Lunch
13h45  Exercises - Data Analysis - Ivica Puljak and Benjamin Radburn-Smith

Weekly schedule

 

22 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

The official CSC 2015 photos is available for download here:

Image icon 20150922110818-alberto-ret.jpg
21 Sep

by
Yasemin Hauser

Data Analysis - Lecture 1

Material of Ivica's first lecture is available on CSC website :

Data Analysis - Lecture 1 - Saturday 19 September

 

19 Sep

by
Giuseppe Lo Presti

Connecting to the Lab

Access to the exercise machines is available as follows:

  • if you are connected to the Campus WiFi (teiemt), you can ssh to the server at csc.teiemt.gr, and then you can choose the destination node, either at TEI or at CERN.
  • if you are connected to the hotel WiFi, the connection to csc.teiemt.gr will most likely not work, because the Hotel's Internet provider assigns public IPs on different networks and we cannot open all of them.

 

Access to your VMs is of course always possible, provided that you booted the VM at least once when connected to an unfiltered network (e.g. at the hotel, or at the Campus using the CSC WiFi). Exercise contents in the server can always be reached at http://csc.teiemt.gr when http://server is not available.

 

19 Sep

by
Yasemin Hauser

Friday evening party

A full recording of Andrzej's 5-hour party mix from this Friday is now available for download

Part 1

Part 2

 

 

 

 

19 Sep

by
Yasemin Hauser

Welcome Francois & Andreas

 Welcome to both Francois Fluckiger and Andreas Peters who will lecture in Base Technologies and Data Technologies tracks.

18 Sep

by
Yasemin Hauser

Sunday evening dinner

For those who do not take part to the Sunday excursion, the dinner will take place at 20h30 in  Mitilini restaurant in Kavala

Orea Mitilini
plateia karaoli
Kavala     Google map

(40.933807, 24.411759)

 

18 Sep

by
Yasemin Hauser

Laundry in Lucy Hotel

CSC participants get a 50 % discount on the official rate !

Price list is in your room

18 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

Congratulations to :

    -  Rene Caspart
    -  Thomas Keck
    -  Adam Wegrzynek

For winning the security exercises context organized by Sebastian !

 

18 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

If you can not participate to an activity ...

We understand that you may have good reasons for exceptionally not attending. 

... please, always inform Yasemin, This applies to  lunches, dinners, excursions.

17 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

Solved problem while uploading photos to the gallery

Some participants reported difficulties in uploading photos to the gallery. These problems were related to an incorrect permission settings that has been now solved.

Sorry for the inconvenience and please report if you have any additional issue.

17 Sep

by
Yasemin Hauser

Welcome Ivica

Welcome to Ivica Puljak who will give lectures in Physics Computing track

17 Sep

by
Yasemin Hauser

Welcome Danilo

Welcome to Danilo Piparo who will give lectures in the Base Technologies track

16 Sep

by
Yasemin Hauser

Dry-cleaner

If you need to have you clothes cleaned, the nearest shop is in the center of Kavala

Google map

Latitude - Longitude:
40.935887,24.40686

Pressto

Filikis Eterias 8B
Kavala

Tel : 251 022 2626

Open from 08h00 until 20h30

Note that it is about 10 euros for a full bag of clothes

16 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

Thursday 17 sport afternoon

Tomorrow, you must bring in the morning bus at 8:15 your sport shoes, appropriate clothes for sports, swimsuit, towel and appropriate warm clothes for the outside dinner. The bus will not pass by the hotel nor during the trip from the university to Toxotes, nor in the evening during the trip from Toxotes to the restaurant.

The bus will leave at 12:30 from the university after the last morning lecture.

Kayaking, Hiking, Rappel, Mountain Biking, Archery and Flying fox will be proposed. You will be briefed before all activities.

The bus will leave Toxotes at (approx.) 19:30 for the Balauro restaurant in East Kavala

The return from the restaurant to the Lucy Hotel is scheduled at (approx.) 23:00.

 

15 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

Welcome Benedikt and Sebastian

 Welcome to both Benedikt Henger and Sebastian Lopienski who will lecture in the Base Technologies track.

14 Sep

by
Yasemin Hauser

Bus stops near Lucy Hotel

There are 2 bus stops near  Lucy Hotel .(see the attached map)

The first one is for bus number 4, to the TEI AMTh.  

The second one is for bus number 5 , to the city center.  

Fare of a ticket:
    -  From the shop : 1.20
    -  From the bus driver: 1.70

Note that it may be cheaper to share a taxi.

Image icon busstops.png
14 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

Sports 

If you want to play sports tomorrow at 17:15, bring with you the sport clothes and material at the school in the morning.

Several sports will be proposed among BeachVolley, Basketball, Handball, Swimming and traditional greek dance lessons.

More news tomorrow morning ... 

 

14 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

Open Ceremony Dinner

The dinner this evening will be at the Hotel Egnatia (click to see the map)

Bus will leave the university at 19:15 to Hotel Lucy 

You will have little time in Hotel Lucy if you wish to change dress for the evening

The Bus will then leave at 20:15 (note the change of time) the from the  Hotel Lucy to Hotel Egnatia 

14 Sep

by
Yasemin Hauser

CSC Booklet

Material of the lectures is now available on the event page :

Booklet

http://indico.cern.ch/event/372687/

 

 

14 Sep

by
Yasemin Hauser

Lunch on Tuesday 15 September

Please make your choice for tomorrow's lunch by editing your registration form on Indico

http://indico.cern.ch/event/372687/registration/

 

 

 

13 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

Internet access on the campus

To have internet access while at the university, you can connet to the wireless open hotspot called "CSC" where no authentication is required. This network is available in the excercise room.

In the lecture room, or where the CSC network is not available, you should connect to the hotspots called "teiemt1" or "EMATTECH" using the following credentials:

  • username: csc
  • password: csc2015

You should have unlimited access for an unlimited number of devices, with no port filtering.

Internet access at the hotel Lucy

At the hotel lucy, you can connect to the hotspot "Lucy Hotel Wifi" without authentication. Unfortunately the available bandwidth at the hotel is limited and it is difficult to go beyond web browsing and email reading.

13 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

Dear participants,

Finally, today we we will all meet in Kavala, Greece for the 38th edition of the CERN School of Computing and it is my pleasure to send you an advanced welcome.

This year, the school will host 76 highly selected participants from more than 44 different institutes and 26 nationalities.

After the initial registration with Yasemin, your first event is the dinner this evening in the Hotel Lucy at 21:00. If for any reasons you will not be able to attend the dinner, the bus for the Opening Ceremony will leave the Hotel Lucy tomorrow morning (Sept 14th) at 8:15am.

You can follow this and all subsequent announcements and events of the school on the "CSC Live" site at the address http://csc.web.cern.ch/csclive/CSC%202015 .

Looking forward meeting you in the wonderful Greek atmosphere of the Kavala University campus !

Alberto Pace, school director.

13 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

GPS exact locations in case you get lost (or miss the bus)

See the maps below:

Image icon hotel.png, Image icon university.png
13 Sep

by
Giuseppe Lo Presti

Configuration of the Virtual Appliance for the exercises

Instructions to configure the Virtual Appliance for running the exercises have been published at:

http://csc.teiemt.gr/appliance

Please note that you are encouraged to try the Virtual Appliance out, but by no means you are obliged to do so. The first session of the exercises will include some time to validate the setup.

12 Sep

by
Yasemin Hauser

Contact information if you need help

Alberto Pace: +41 22 767 2897 or +41 75 411 3863
Yasemin Hauser: +41 75 411 9799
Giuseppe Lo Presti: +41 75 411 5233

10 Sep

by
Yasemin Hauser

Practical information

See the attached letter for information on  transport to Kavala, registration, schedule and more

PDF icon csc2015infostudents.pdf
3 Sep

by
Alberto Pace

Welcome to CSC2015 !

The school in Greece is only few days from the beginning and we have now a full and complete school ready to start.

I am looking forward to meet you in Kavala in only a few days.

Alberto Pace, School Director

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