HGS-HIRe Power Week - Big Data I: Efficient Programming - June 2019


June 17-21 2019
(please note: there is a public holiday in Germany on June 20)


Big Data I: Efficient Programming


Sandro Wenzel
Mikolaj Krzewicki
Patrick Huhn


H. Büsching (HGS-HIRe)

Course Information

Course Contents/Program

  • efficient data analysis with ROOT
  • using profilers (callgrind)
  • using debuggers (gdb)
  • how to use a compiler (gcc)
  • development tools (git, cmake, doxygen,...)
  • code reviews
  • hand-on project (example from physics)
  • modern C++ (C++11, STL, guidelines,...)
  • SIMD vectorisation using Vc

What to bring

Please bring your own laptop!! All necessary software will be provided on site by a local server setup.



12:30 - Start with lunch
Introductory session and hand on excercises

Tuesday - Thursday:

All day - educational sessions and hand on excercises


Educational sessions and hand on excercises
~15:00: End

Practical Information


Registration is done via email to info@hgs-hire.de.


The scientific program of the power week starts with a joint lunch on Monday at 12:30. Please arrive in time. The power week will close on Friday afternoon around 15:00.

Late arrivals

If you will arrive late please contact the coordinator in advance.


The power week will be at the "Tagungs- und Gästehaus im Bischöflichen Priesterseminar in Limburg. The address is: Weilburger Str. 16, D-65549 Limburg.
More information can be found here >.


Please arrange for individual travel to the location. We encourage to use public transport or car pools.


Accomodation is mostly in twin bed rooms.


Special food requirements (vegetarian, other) should be communicated to the coordinator in advance.
Full board is included in the power week.

What to bring

   Clothing: The power week will be very informal, so only casual attire is necessary.


Wireless internet access is available. Please bring your own laptop.


All basic expenses are covered by HGS-HIRe. You only have to pay for local expenses (drinks etc.). All meals are included.


Though this trip will not generate any costs for your supervisor or group please do not forget to file a trip request so you are covered by insurance during the power week. Please ask the secretary of your official supervisor at the university for the appropriate form.

Participants (max. 18)

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