2016 OHBM Hackathon

Lausanne, Switzerland

June 23 - 25, 2016

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Registration for the fourth annual OHBM Hackathon is now open!

The 2016 OHBM Hackathon is an official satellite event of the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Organization of Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) that is organized by the newly formed 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 23-25, 2016

Costs: $100 USD, includes onsite breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshments

Location: Univercité, 5 Ch. du Closel, 1020 Renens, Switzerland.

Participants are encouraged to post project ideas to www.brainhack.org and to submit a report describing their project to the 2016 Brainhack Proceedings that will be published by Gigascience after the event.

Please join the Brainhack Slack project for updated information on the developing Hackathon content and to contribute your own ideas.

OHBM Open Science Room

The spirit of the Hackathon will continue into the OHBM meeting in Geneva from June 26-30, where an Open Science Room (OSR) will be available in the conference venue for all OHBM attendees to discuss, present, and continue working on hackathon projects.

On June 26 the Open Science Room will feature a FREE morning course on “Brain Hacking 101” where participants will be introduced to brain imaging as a data science. The afternoon will feature a free session open to all OHBM attendees on the hackathon project outcomes.

We are also planning to host a variety of demos, tutorials, and installfests in the OSR over the course of the OHBM meeting.

Check the OSR calender to see what is planned and email info@brainhack.org to schedule your own event.

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 2016 OHBM Hackathon.

The award will include free registration and $500.

To apply, email (1) a one-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 info@brainhack.org.

The application deadline is Friday April 29th, 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 2016 Brainhack Proceedings.

Awards will be announced by email by May 8th.

The Swiss Tech Hotel EPFL is providing a preferential rate of CHF 120 a night for a twin room (max 2 people per room). You will be charged a touriste tax (taxe de séjour) of CHF 3,10 that entitles you to free public transportation.

This offer is limited to the first 30 rooms and expires on May 12. Use the code 'OHBM_brainhack' when you registor or email sth@epfl.ch with your reservation details and the name of the conference.

The hotel is approximately 20 minutes by public transportation from Univercité.

The 2016 OHBM Hackathon is generously sponsored By: