OHBM hackathon 2017

Vancouver, BC - CANADA

June 22-24, 2017

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Registration for the OHBM Hackathon is now open!

The 2017 OHBM Hackathon is an official satellite event of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Organization of Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) that is organized by the OHBM "Open Science" Special Interest Group. The goal of the hackathon is to bring together researchers with disparate backgrounds from the OHBM community to collaborate on open science projects in neuroimaging.

Dates: June 22-24, 2017. Breakfast starts at 9 am.

Costs: $100 USD, includes onsite breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshments. Places are limited, on a first come, first served basis. Register Now

Location: Walter Gage residence, 5959 Student Union Blvd, Vancouver, Canada.


Submit projects

Participants are encouraged to post project ideas in advance of the hackathon. Checkout the list on the OHBM hackathon wiki. All it takes to contribute to the list is a github account!

Please join the Brainhack Slack project and announce your project on the #general channel. We suggest you create a dedicated channel for your project, as well as a hackpad with a project summary, roadmap and contributors.

Following the hackathon, you will be able to submit a project report to the 2017 Brainhack Proceedings.


Travel Awards

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, the OHBM Open Science SIG will award funding to a limited number of students and post docs to defray their costs for attending the 2017 OHBM Hackathon.

The award will include 500 USD.

To apply, email (1) a half-page Brainhack project proposal, (2) a one-page biographical sketch and (3) proof that you are a graduate student or post-doc (typically a letter from your supervisor) to hbm.hackathon@gmail.com.

The application deadline is Friday April 7th, 2016 23:59 EST

The organizing committee will determine the winners based on the merits of the submitted materials, as well as geographical, expertise and gender diversity. The winners will be encouraged to develop their project during the hackathon, notably using the brainhack slack ahead of the event. All hackathon participants will have the opportunity to submit a report on their project for publication in the 2017 Brainhack Proceedings.

Awards will be announced by email by April 15th.


OHBM Open Science Room

The spirit of the Hackathon will continue into the OHBM meeting in Vancouver from June 25-29, where an Open Science Room will be available in the conference venue for all OHBM attendees to discuss, present, and continue working on hackathon projects. The schedule of the open-science room will be made available as part of the regular schedule of HBM.



Hotel accomodation

The University of British Columbia is offering accomodations at a very affodable rate, with two distinct options. The Walter Gage residence offers single rooms within a shared appartement with either 4 rooms (50 CAN/night) or 6 rooms (56 CAN/night). All appartements are shared by brainhack participants. It is also possible to rent a suite in the same building for 139 CAN/night. There are finally even more comfortable suites called West Coast Suites , located right next by the Walter Gage residence, for 209 CAN/night.

The hackathon will take place in the meeting space of the Gage residence.

Make your reservation online , or call the reservation office at 1 888 822 1010 (toll free) or email reservations [at] housing.ubc.ca.


The 2017 OHBM Hackathon is generously sponsored By:



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