HSF Coordination Meeting #243, 2 February 2023


Present/Contributing: Graeme Stewart, Michel Jouvin, Valentin Volkl, Nicole Skidmore, Eduardo Rodrigues, Torre Wenaus, Efe Yazgan, Benedikt Hegner, Dorothea vom Bruch, Patrick Gartung, Alexander Held, Kyle Knoepfel, Krzysztof Genser, Claire Antel, Stefan Roiser, Liz Sexton-Kennedy, Peter Elmer, David Lange, Caterina Doglioni, Marc Paterno, Henry Schreiner, Jason Veatch, John Chapman, Kilian Lieret, Mason Proffitt, Nathan Brei, Nick Smith, Philippe Canal, Wouter Deconinck, Allie Hall

Apologies/Contributing: Christina Agapopoulou

News, general matters, announcements


Pre-CHEP Workshop

Confirmed with WLCG colleagues and LHC computing coordinators the two topics for a pre-CHEP workshop on 6-7 May 2023 in Norfolk, VA.

The scientific organising team are working on planning the event now (Ofer Rind, Alessandra Forti, Pepe Molina, Nicole Skidmore, Lukas Heinrich, Alexander Held, Diego Ciangottini; collectively [hsf-wlcg-2023-workshop@cern.ch]hsf-wlcg-2023-workshop@cern.ch)

CHEP organisers will setup a modest Zoom connection with JLab AV equipment (hope that people can at least follow the speaker, but maybe not discussions).

Google Summer of Code, 2023

Google Summer of Code for 2023 is underway.

This year Benedikt Hegner (CERN) will head up the organising team. He will be joined by Valentin Volkl (CERN), Baidyanath Kundu (Princeton) and Wouter Deconinck (U Manitoba) - thanks to them all!

For projects we need to have proposals available by 7 February, which is now very close. So far we have only 3 proposals.

Tracking students from the outset (GitHub, GitLab, Linkedin, etc.) is a great way to follow them after GSoC (IRIS-HEP do this for their fellows).

Google Season of Docs, 2023

Google Season of Docs has been announced. Deadline for the application is March 24. We still need to select which project to put forward this time. Proposals welcome.

It is possible to fold a few topics into one project, if that is optimal (as we did in 2022).

Working Group Updates


We have almost concluded for the WG conveners for 2023.


Reminder: Please try and book meetings in Indico at least 2 weeks in advance!

That way they go into the calendar early and they will be included in the weekly email announcement that goes to HSF Forum.

Software Training

C++ Course and Hands-on Training

New HEP C++ Course, “the Essentials” planned for 6 - 10 March https://indico.cern.ch/event/1229412/ at CERN & zoom. Registration should open next Monday 6 Feb 9am

New: we will run the course on Mo, We, Fr, leap days meant to work on the remaining examples. We also plan to charge a small registration fee of CHF 20.

If you want to mentor please contact stefan.roiser@cern.ch

More courses planned in 2023:

If you want stay informed about upcoming courses please sign up at https://indico.cern.ch/e/HepCppInfo. Announcements of new courses will be sent to registrants.

Software Tools and Packaging

Please see slides on the agenda.


Data Analysis

Detector Simulation


Event Generators


Other Interest and Activity Areas

Compute Accelerator Forum


Next Meeting

The next meeting will be on 16 February, when we will conclude our planning for 2022.

Please sign up for chairing this or one of the future coordination meetings.