AllenNLP Hacks

Virtual – September 18-19, 2021

The AllenNLP team is putting on a virtual hackathon that will take place September 18 (10 AM PDT) - September 19 (3 PM PDT). This hackathon is committed to supporting marginalized communities in NLP. We will have numerous opportunities for beginners and advanced individuals alike to receive mentoring, attend workshops, and collaborate with others on a natural language processing (NLP) project. You do not have to be available the entire weekend to attend.

Registration is closed.


Saturday, Sep 18
Time (PST) Session Parallel Session Platform
10:00-10:20 Opening ceremony - Google Meet
10:20-11:00 Keynote by Candace Ross: "Learning Language Like Children" - Google Meet
11:00-11:30 Sam Skjonsberg: "Ludicrous Speed: Tactics for Writing Software Quickly" - Google Meet
11:30-11:45 Tracks and project ideas introductions - Google Meet
11:45-12:30 Team formation - Discord
12:30-1:00 Workshop: Git Hacking starts Google Meet
1:00-1:30 Workshop: Running experiments on Google Cloud and Colab Hacking Google Meet
1:30-2:00 Workshop: Docker Hacking Google Meet
2:00-3:00 Workshop: First NLP project Hacking Google Meet
3:00-4:00 Workshop: AllenNLP Hacking Google Meet
4:00-4:30 Social #1 Break Discord
4:30-5:30 Hackathon mentorship #1 Hacking Discord
5:30-6:30 Meetup on "Choosing a research topic" Hacking Google Meet
6:30-7:30 Hackathon mentorship #2 Hacking Discord
7:30-8:30 Intro to Queer in AI and meetup on "Grad schools" Hacking Google Meet
8:30-9:00 Social #2 Break Discord
Sunday, Sep 19
Time (PST) Session Parallel Session Platform
10:00-11:00 Hackathon mentorship #3 Hacking Discord
11:00-12:00 Meetup on "Being Successful, Having Fun, and Making Impact with NLP" Hacking Google Meet
12:00-12:30 Break Hacking ends -
12:30-2:00 Judging - -
2:00-2:15 Break - -
2:15-TBD Closing ceremony - Google Meet


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AllenNLP Code of Conduct

Our code of conduct is available here. Please read through this before participating in our event!

Judging Information

Detailed information about our judging plan can be found here.


We thank organizers of QWER Hacks and Queer in AI for helping us organize our event.

Credits for computation resources during AllenNLP Hack are being generously provided by a grant from Google.