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 has awarded funding (500 USD) to a limited number of students and post docs to defray their costs for attending the 2017 OHBM Hackathon.

The committee received 29 applications which were all evaluated to be of excellent quality, and had funds for 13 awards. The awardees are representative of 12 Universities spread across Canada, the USA, France, United Kingdom and India:

Indranath Chatterjee,
University of Delhi, India
Greg Kiar,
McGill University, CA
Taylor Salo,
Florida Int. University, USA
Elizabeth Dupre,
Cornell University, USA
Dan Lurie,
UC Berkeley, USA
Kevin R Sitek,
Katja Heuer,
Paris Sorbonne, France
Clara Moreau,
Université de Montréal, CA
Matteo Visconti,
Dartmouth College, USA
Estrid Jakobsen,
McGill University, CA
Jenny Rieck,
University of Toronto, CA
Kirstie Whitaker,
Cambridge University, UK
Jason Kai,
Western University, CA

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 accommodation

The University of British Columbia is offering accommodations at a very affordable rate, with two distinct options. The Walter Gage residence offers single rooms within a shared apartement with either 4 rooms (56 CAD/night) or 6 rooms (40 CAD/night). All apartements are shared by brainhack participants. It is also possible to rent a suite in the same building for 139 CAD/night. There are finally even more comfortable suites called West Coast Suites , located right next by the Walter Gage residence, for 209 CAD/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 1030 (toll free) or email reservations [at] housing.ubc.ca.

The 2017 OHBM Hackathon is generously sponsored By: