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Date: 30th June - 4th July

indico page

espace page

Tutorial release

Tutorial release: CMSSW_7_1_0_pre8 (slc6_amd64_gcc481) wainting for CMSSW_7_1_0

Pre-exercise release: CMSSW_7_0_5 (slc6_amd64_gcc481)

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Tutorial Team




Lecturers and Tutors for summer 14

Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Lecturer Justin Pilot Roger Hamed Sudhir/Phat Phat
Tutors Till Pavel Jez Junghwan John Goh Volker Taejeong

Tasks and topics for each day: spreadSheet

  • Lecturers: Phat, Roger, Heiner, Justin, Junghwan John Goh
  • Tutors: Till Arndt, Taejeong, Pavel Jey, Hamed
  • Backup Volker, Andreas


  • Possible lecturers: Volker, Roger, Sudhir, Tae Jeong, Phat, Andreas, Heiner Tholen, Robert Fischer, Sadia Khalil, Robert Fischer
  • Possible tutors: Varun Sharma, Michael Brodski, Till Arndt, Justin Pilot, Hamed Bakhshian, Juan Pablo Gomez, Francesca Ricci-Tam, Junghwan, Pavel Jey
Tasks and Topics

  • general pat tools introduction (python, minimal cmssw introduction, exercises 1-3)
  • cmssw + git (not very related to PAT, but I think will need some sort of introduction)
  • cmssw + PAT in unscheduled mode (this could be merged in the first exercises)
  • accessing pat objects (c++, writing own analyzers)
  • miniAOD
  • more advanced pat tools (e.g. user floats, b-tags, met uncertainties, JES and JER)
  • PFBReco and PF2PAT
  • Cross Object Collection Information and Matching
  • Triggers in general (general trigger introduction, HLT browser and getting trigger run ranges and properties)
  • PAT trigger event and matching


February 25th

  • Recruitment: Sudhir recruits based on task/topic list. Felix -> list
  • ToDo: Rooms, cms secretary
  • ToDo: Important changes:
    • GitHub based CMSSW
    • Unscheduled mode -> Roger
    • 13 TeV samples (depending on CMSSW version)
  • ToDo: Mailing core team members, who haven't answered yet
  • ToDo: Indico + Espace pages

Future Tutorial: December 2014

Past Tutorials




Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Lecturer Felix/Sudhir Roger Sadia Robert Phat
Tutors Markus, Juan Pablo, Andreas, Arnaud Justin, Juan Pablo, Roger, Arnaud, Andreas Roger, Hamed, Arnaud Heiner, Francesca Heiner, Robert

Meeting Minutes

July 10th:
  • Status exercises:
    • Exercise 2: Markus DONE .
    • Exercise 3: Juan Pablo
    • Exercise 4: Arnaud
    • Exercise 5: Markus DONE
    • Exercise 6: Justin
    • Exercise 7: Hamed DONE
    • Exercise 9: Heiner
    • Exercise 10: Heiner/Robert DONE
    • Exercise 11: Heiner/Robert
  • Alert Espace * Recaps:
    • Monday morning exercises: Juan Pablo (Monday afternoon)
    • Monday afternoon exercises: Markus (Monday evening)
    • Tuesday exercises: Justin (Wednesday morning)
    • Wednesday exercises: Hamed (Thursday morning)
    • Thursday exercises: Francesca ? (Friday morning)
    • Friday exercises: Robert ? (Friday afternoon)
  • Tutor Duties:
    • Be present in the room during your exercises
    • Do the exercises before the tutorial starts.
    • Don't forget to give a recap of the day/exercises

July 3rd:

  • Status testing:
    • Exercise 1: Markus DONE .
    • Exercise 2: Markus
    • Exercise 3: Arnaud
    • Exercise 4: Arnaud
    • Exercise 5: Markus
    • Exercise 6: Arnaud
    • Exercise 7: Hamed
    • Exercise 8: Francesca DONE .
    • Exercise 9: Heiner
    • Exercise 10: Heiner/Robert
    • Exercise 11: Heiner/Robert
  • Create an alert for the discussion forum
    • Espace -> Sign in -> Discussion Forum -> Upper left area: List Tools: Items -> Alter Me -> Manage My Alerts -> Add Alert -> Select Discussion Forum -> next -> ... -> done
  • Stay tuned concerning the GIT CMSSW status

June 28th:

June 19th:

  • Agenda:
  • CMSSW_5_3_11 and GIT: done, see #GiTstuff
    • CVS will become readonly at the release of CMSSW_6_2_0
    • TODO for all:
  • Status: PF2PAT and Hermetic Top Projections
  • Status PreExercises:
    • Phat is taking care of them. Justin and Markus help with testing and answering questions (which will be posted in the espace).
    • At 1st of July testing shoould be finished and exercises will be announced.
  • Timetable: tutorial preparations:
    • 3rd July: Testing exercises finished
    • 14th July: All lectures are uploaded

June 12th:

  • Assigning tutors -> lectures, partially done
  • Assigning testers -> exercises: testers are tutors and Varun
  • Contact Sudhir to update Espace CMS elearning link
  • Status: Additional tutors, Andreas will contact Hamed Bakhshian
  • SWGuideEDMNtuples to be discussed with Sudhir Volker and Roger
  • Status of CMSSW_5_3_11 and Git to be discussed with Volker
  • Indico page partially updated
  • Attendees: Markus, Arnaud, Andreas, Phat, Robert

June 5th:

  • Assigned persons:
    • Lectures: Monday: Felix/Sudhir, Tuesday: Roger, Wednesday Sadia, Thursday Robert, Friday Phat.
    • Tutors: Heiner Tholen, Markus Backes, Andreas Hinzmann, Juan Pablo Gomez Cardona, Arnaud Gay, Hamed Bakhshian, Justin Pilot, Francesca Ricci-Tam
    • Exercise testers: Tutors, Varun Sharma
  • Structure doesnot change; same last tutorial
  • No unscheduled mode, will start next year or CMSSW 62X
  • Update Monday exercise, incorporating EDMTuplizer ( SWGuideCandidateModules#CandViewNtpProducer,SWGuideEDMNtuples )
  • Everybody should have a look into Guilo's talk concerning CVS -> GIT slides
  • Tutorial agenda should be updated, rooms and timetable
  • Also the PATTutorial main page
  • Additional tutors are needed. Candidates: Sadia had two additional persons in mind, parcitipants of alst tutorials

Lecturers and Tutors

  • Possible tutors: Varun Sharma, Michael Brodski

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