Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2018


Kenneth Hoste

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Kenneth Hoste, a.k.a. 'boegel', is a computer scientist and FOSS enthusiast from Belgium. He holds a Masters (2005) and PhD (2010) in Computer Science from Ghent University. His dissertation topic was "Analysis, Estimation and Optimization of Computer System Performance Using Machine Learning".

Since October 2010, he is a member of the HPC team at Ghent University (Belgium) where he is mainly responsible for user support & training. As a part of his job, he is also the lead developer and release manager of EasyBuild, a software build and installation framework for (scientific) software on High Performance Computing (HPC) systems.

In his free time, he is a family guy and a fan of loud music, frequently attending gigs and festivals.

He enjoys helping people & sharing his expertise, and likes joking around. He has a weak spot for stickers.



Title Day Room Track Start End
Simplifying the contribution process for both contributors & maintainers
A case study of the GitHub integration in EasyBuild
Saturday H.2213 Testing and automation 14:10 14:55
How To Make Package Managers Cry Saturday K.3.201 Package Management 16:30 17:00
Installing software for scientists on a multi-user HPC system
A comparison between conda, EasyBuild, Guix, Nix & Spack
Sunday H.1302 (Depage) HPC, Big Data, and Data Science 09:00 09:25