oTree Workshop

oTree is an open-source and online software for creating interactive experiments in the lab and online. One of the developers, Chris Wickens, will introduce you to oTree and how easy it can be to program modern experimental games.

2017.10.30 | COBE Lab

Date Wed 22 Nov
Time 09:00 16:00
Location Fuglsangs Allé 4, Room K101, Building 2630
Registration opens Mon 30 Oct 16:14, Registration closes Mon 20 Nov 16:14 Register


In this workshop you will learn how to program simple and more complex games with oTree. oTree is an open-source and online software for creating interactive experiments in the laboratory and online. It does not require installation of software and can run on any device, that has a web browser. We will have one of the developers Chris Wickens coming to Aarhus University in person.

oTree lets you create:

  • controlled behavioral experiments in economics, market research, psychology and related fields. 
  • Multiplayer strategy games, like the prisoners dilemma, public goods game and auctions
  • Surveys and quizzes, especially those that require customized or dynamic functionality not available with conventional survey software

Who: The workshop is aimed at researchers and graduate students 

Where: Fuglesangs Allé 4, Room K101, building 2630

When: 09:00-16:00 November 22, 2017

Instructor: Chris Wickens, developer of oTree


  • Participants should have understanding of basic Python. You should be able to understand this tutorial: Python tutorial
  • Participants must bring their own laptop with installed oTree, Python and PyCharm (or another editor). Instructions are found here

Sign up: Register for the workshop on the AU webshop

Contact: Please email cobelab@au.dk for more information

Register for the workshop here