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Bio

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

Since October 2010, I'm a member of the HPC team at Ghent University (Belgium) where I am mainly responsible for user support & training. As a part of my job, I am 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 my free time, I am a family guy and a fan of loud music, frequently attending gigs and festivals.

I enjoy helping people & sharing his expertise, and like joking around. I have a weak spot for stickers and beer.

Things I don't like include CMake, Bazel, TensorFlow, C++, ...

  • Twitter: @kehoste
  • email: kenneth.hoste@ugent.be

Projects

Current

  • EasyBuild: A software build and installation framework for (scientific) software on HPC systems
    • lead developer & release manager (BDFL, if you will)
  • archspec: A library for detecting, labeling, and reasoning about microarchitectures
    • co-developer
  • EESSI: European Environment for Scientific Software Installations
    • active project partner
  • PyGHee (pronounced as "piggy") is the GitHub Event Executor, a Python library to facilitate creating a GitHub App implemented in Python to process events from GitHub
    • creator and developer

Old

Projects I worked on during my PhD research:

Talks

(some day I'll make this a complete list of talks I've given...)

2020

European Environment for Scientific Software Installations (EESSI) (HPCKP'20)

Easybuild State of the union (5th EasyBuild User Meeting)

2019

Easybuild State of the union (4th EasyBuild User Meeting)

2018

In 2018, I gave 3 talks in a single weekend at FOSDEM'18 in Brussels, next to co-organizing a FOSDEM devroom and 3-day EasyBuild meetup the week beforre.

I highly recommend this experience to anyone (just kidding, please don't do this, it was nuts).

How To Make Package Managers Cry (FOSDEM'18)

This is probably the talk I'm most proud of so far (and I may never top it).

Born out of years of frustration to get scientific software installed...

Simplifying the contribution process for both contributors & maintainers (FOSDEM'18)

A case study of the GitHub integration in EasyBuild

Installing software for scientists on a multi-user HPC system (FOSDEM'18)

A comparison between conda, EasyBuild, Guix, Nix & Spack

EasyBuild: past, present and future (3rd EasyBuild User Meeting)

2017

EasyBuild: past, present and future (2nd EasyBuild User Meeting)

2016

EasyBuild: past, present and future (1st EasyBuild User Meeting)

  • date: Jan 27th 2016
  • venue: 1st EasyBuild User Meeting - Ghent University (Belgium)
  • slides

Why I like Lmod, and you should too (1st EasyBuild User Meeting)

Events

Here are some of the events I organized together with others:

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2014

Pinned

  1. PyGHee Public

    PyGHee (pronounced as "piggy") is the GitHub Event Executor, a Python library to facilitate creating a GitHub App implemented in Python to process events from GitHub.

    Python 3 1

Contribution activity

December 2022

Created a pull request in easybuilders/easybuild-easyconfigs that received 10 comments

{devel,lib}[GCCcore/12.2.0] Doxygen v1.9.5, libiconv v1.17

(created using eb --new-pr)

+54 −0 10 comments
Opened 25 other pull requests in 4 repositories
easybuilders/easybuild-easyconfigs 12 open 7 merged
easybuilders/easybuild-framework 3 merged
vscentrum/status-page 2 merged
clusterinthecloud/ansible 1 open
Reviewed 28 pull requests in 10 repositories
easybuilders/easybuild-easyconfigs 18 pull requests
EESSI/eessi-bot-software-layer 2 pull requests
hpc-hallway/The-Hallway 1 pull request
EESSI/eessi.github.io 1 pull request
openhpc/ohpc 1 pull request
EESSI/docs 1 pull request
EESSI/test-suite 1 pull request
easybuilders/easybuild 1 pull request
easybuilders/easybuild-easyblocks 1 pull request
hpcugent/vsc-install 1 pull request
Opened 2 issues in 2 repositories
vscentrum/vsc-software-stack 1 open
clusterinthecloud/ansible 1 open
5 contributions in private repositories Dec 2 – Dec 9

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