The CERN Summer Student Webfest is an annual hackathon, where bright and creative minds meet over a weekend to work on innovative science projects using open web technologies. No technical skills are required to take part, and participants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
In previous versions of the Webfest, participants developed applications and working prototypes ranging from 3D games about particle physics to cheap cell-phone enabled cosmic ray detectors.
Participants in the Webfest work in small teams, focusing on specific ideas to design interesting web applications that encourage the public to learn more about CERN, the Large Hadron Collider, physics or science in general. During the course of the Webfest, participants learn new skills and methods from each other and from experienced mentors which they will be able to use and apply in their future professional lives.
The 2019 edition of the Webfest will take place on 26-28 July at the CERN headquarters.
Registrations for the event are open at the following link.
For more information about the event, visit the dedicated webpage.