Hackathons are five day intensive hands-on mentoring sessions.They are designed to help computational scientists port their applications to GPUs using libraries, OpenACC, CUDA and other tools. They are currently lead by the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). For the full schedule and registration details please visit: https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/training-event/2017-gpu-hackathons/.

Oak Ridge 2016 Hackathon from OLCF on Vimeo.


Workshops help students learn how to start with OpenACC. These events can run for a few hours, a day or several days and include hands-on exercises. Workshops are a great preparation for hackathons.

Online Courses

Similar to workshops, online courses allow students to participate remotely through webinar platforms. Just as with in-person workshops, online courses offer lectures, hands-on exercises and Q&A sessions. Most of the online courses are recorded and available for review at https://developer.nvidia.com/openacc-courses.

User Group Meetings

The OpenACC User Group meets a few times a year during key HPC events to discuss training, provide feedback on the specification, collaborate on OpenACC-related research and activities, share experiences and best practices and have a good time with great company!