Brightcon Hackathon

shared workspace

There are Hackathons everywhere.

Here's a definition, related to computing (from Joshua Tauberer):

  • Hacking is creative problem solving. (It does not have to involve technology.)
  • A hackathon is any event of any duration where people come together to solve problems. Most hackathons I’ve run also have a parallel track for workshops.

In the Brightcon Hackathon, we get together to tinker with the tools from Brightway and other related tools and data.

2022 edition


  • Dribdat A Platform to track the challenges and their projects.
  • Gitter Where brightway-lca developers and hackers meet to talk.


The hackathon will take place in the Belvaux building of LIST (the same place where the classes take place). Lunch, coffee breaks and lunch will be provided. If you need something more to boost your creativity, let us know.


The different problems to solve during the Brightcon 2022 Hackathon are documented as issues in the dedicated repository in the brightway-lca github organization. There are multiple issues related to a single topic. An issue is a smaller task/problem that needs to be solved to consider the topic as solved. Below is a list of topics, and the associated "tags" that you can use to filter the issues in the repository.
  • Improve the programmatic interface to ecoinvent: Make it easy to get links to process webpages and PDFs, building on the EIDL. tags: ecoinvent-interface
  • Improve the documentation: Come up with a new outline, split up the "introduction" webpage into different sections, use the Jupyter Book format and in general follow the Brightway3 guidelines. tags: documentation
  • Make LCA calculation reproducible. tags: reproducible
  • Make Brightway work with the ILCD format. tags: ILCD
  • Design document for how a family of LCIA methods should be stored and used in MultiLCA. tags: method-family
  • Fix imports from openlca json exports. tags: openlca-related

JetBrains sponsors the conference with a free license of their products.

There will be a raffle during the hackathon for this one free license. JetBrains Logo (Main) logo.