Tadej Novak

Physicist, Developer, Science Hack Day Ambassador, Creator of Particle Clicker and Tano Player

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Why Science Hack Day isn't a classic hackathon?

This summer I was honored to become one of the three 2015 Science Hack Day Global Ambassadors. I travelled to San Francisco, USA at the end of October to attend the event and bring the idea back home. Now in the middle of my "ambassador duties" I want to answer the question "Why Science Hack Day isn't an ordinary hackathon?" (by doing a late report on SHD SF).

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About me

Physicist and hobby developer


After successfully defending my Master's thesis at Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana, I am now doing my PhD in particle physics at Jožef Stefan Institute and collaborating with ATLAS experiment at CERN.

In summer 2014 I worked at CERN as a Summer Student on the ATLAS experiment. There I created a simple educational game called Particle Clicker, together with Igor, Kevin, and Gábor.

Science Hack Day

I am honored to be one of the global Science Hack Day ambassadors, helping spread the concept in Slovenia and around the world. It is coming in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2016. More details soon!

Software and web development

I have been involved open-source development since 2008. My main projects are Tano Player and VLC-Qt library. I have also contributed to other open-source projects such as XBMC, tvheadend, OpenTTD and more. From time to time I also do some web development.

Currently I work part-time at Fora d.o.o. where I develop web based IPTV solutions.

Notable achievements

I have attended 8. International Linguistics Olympiad in Stockholm, Sweden in 2010. Individually I received Honorable mention and as a member of Team Slovenia 1 we achieved 7. place. I have also attended 9. IOL in Pittsburgh, PA in the USA in 2011.