[CIG-ALL] PyLith Hackathon June 7-16 - Apply now

The 2021 PyLith hackathon will be held online over 7 days, June 7-10 (Mon-Thu) and June 14-16 (Mon-Wed), 2021. We plan to have 3-4 projects with 3-4 people working on each project. In addition to the list of potential projects below, prospective participants may also propose projects by sending an email to baagaard@usgs.gov.

Hackathon web page: https://geodynamics.org/cig/events/calendar/2021-pylith-hack/

Apply now! Applications will be accepted until April 23, 2021.


  • Experience using PyLith
  • Comfortable running Unix commands via the command line
  • Some coding experience (depends on the project)
  • Available to do “homework” before the hackathon

List of potential projects

See https://community.geodynamics.org/t/2021-pylith-hackathon/1685/3 for details.

We will work with applicants to refine the project scope/details before the hackathon.

  • Poroelasticity: examples, benchmarks, fault implementation w/pore pressure
  • Point sources: wells; seismic moment tensors
  • Earthquake cycle modeling: start top-level implementation
  • Gmsh integration: Gmsh Python scripts for existing examples
  • Full scale tests: Create simulations with known solutions
  • Documentation: Convert to MyST + Sphinx; examples as Jupyter notebooks
  • Adaptive mesh refinement
  • Viscoelastic bulk rheologies using strain rate
  • Time-dependent Green’s functions


Brad Aagaard