Hackathon 2014

HBM Hackathon – June 5-7, 2014 – Berlin, Germany

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More information on the OHBM website available here Register now!
Due to the great response received from last year’s Hackathon event in Seattle, OHBM is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2nd Annual OHBM Hackathon taking place at c-base, a hacker/artists space, in Berlin, Germany from June 5-7, 2014.

This three day Hackathon aims to encourage project development and open neuroscience through collaborative projects. The spirit of the Hackathon will continue into the OHBM Annual Meeting, June 8-12, 2014,  in Hamburg through an on-site meeting space that will be available throughout the conference.

The OHBM Hackathon, is a pre-meeting analysis and resource building competition designed to accelerate the connection between open neuroscience and cloud computing.

Dates: June 5 – 7, 2014
Location: c-base, Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin, Germany
Registration cost (including all meals): 177.24 Euros ($245 US)

Organizers

Pierre Bellec
Cameron Craddock
Tom Grabowski
Sean Hill
Daniel Margulies
Nolan Nichols
JB Poline
OHBM 2014 Local Organizing Committee

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsor:
Have an open neuroscience resource to contribute to the Hackathon? We’ll be happy to include you as a sponsor! Just contact us: hbm.hackathon@gmail.com

 

Suggestions for hotels/hostels:

Hostels:

Ostel – Das DDR Hostel

Wriezener Karree 5
10243 Berlin
~30-40 euros/night

A&O Berlin Mitte

Koepenicker Straße 127-129
10179 Berlin
~20 Euros/night for shared dorm room

Singer109 – Hostel Berlin

Singerstraße 109
10179 Berlin
~20 Euros/night for shared dorm room

Hotels:

Art’otel Berlin Mitte

Wallstraße 70-73
10179 Berlin
~100 Euros/night

NH Berlin Heinrich Heine

Heinrich-Heine-Platz 11
10179 Berlin
~80 Euros/night

Ibis am Ostbahnhof

An der Schillingbrücke 2
10243 Berlin
~100 Euros/night

NeuroSynth Bibliometrics

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NeuroSynth Bibliometrics

Summary: Bibliometrics, which explores citation practices in the scientific literature, offers an empirical entry point for understanding research communities. By incorporating information about citations and referencing from the neuroimaging literature with reported brain coordinates, we can begin to investigate the relationship between subfields and reported brain areas. This project will incorporate citation information (articles referenced in a publication and those articles that cite it) into...

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Interactive IPython notebooks for brain imaging analysis

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Interactive IPython notebooks for brain imaging analysis

Summary: This project will build on a starting set of IPython notebooks to replace BIPS as a environment for scalable, reproducible analysis and interactive exploration of data. The project will also ensure easy interoperability with data submission sites such as Neurovault and synthesis platforms such as Neurosynth. Contact: For more information, contact Satra Ghosh: satra (at)...

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Re-architecting Nipype

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Re-architecting Nipype

Summary: A brainstorming + proof of concept implementations for the next evolution of Nipype (support for py3k, simpler semantic model, CI testing with testkraut, integration with biopython, automated feedback to underlying software developers). Contact: For more information, contact Satra Ghosh: satra (at) mit.edu

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Integrating NIDM and Research Objects (RO)

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Integrating NIDM and Research Objects (RO)

Summary: NIDM is a data sharing model that’s being built to capture details of brain imaging data, analysis and results. ResearchObjects are containers to capture publications, data, workflows. The goal of this project will be to reconcile these efforts into an interoperable model and take advantage of ROHub, a platform for collecting, tracking and disseminating RO. Contact: For more information, contact Satra Ghosh: satra (at) mit.edu

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Extending MURFI2 – an opensource realtime fMRI platform

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Extending MURFI2 – an opensource realtime fMRI platform

Summary: MURFI2 describes an open communication protocol for realtime fMRI. This has already been implemented for Siemens scanners. This project will extend this protocol to be supported in GE and Philips scanners. Those interested can also work on improving the client side technology for various realtime paradigms. Contact: For more information, contact Satra Ghosh: satra (at) mit.edu

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Javascript Visualization widgets

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Javascript Visualization widgets

Summary: Create a collection of reusable javascript visualization widgets that can be used in IPython notebooks as well as in platforms like Neurosynth and Neurovault. Contact: For more information, contact Satra Ghosh: satra (at) mit.edu

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Automatic FreeSurfer Edits

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Automatic FreeSurfer Edits

Summary: FreeSurfer often requires substantial manual edits. Can we determine ways in which we can autodetect which surfaces need edits? Can we use other preprocessing steps to make FreeSurfer perform better? Can we avoid manual intervention altogether? Contact: For more information, contact Satra Ghosh: satra (at) mit.edu

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CirrusScience – a PaaS for reproducible research

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CirrusScience – a PaaS for reproducible research

Summary: CirrusScience (Cloud Infrastructure for Reproducible Research and Utilities for Sharing Science) is a platform as a service effort to bring together interoperable services. Over the period of the hackathon, we will coordinate that web-service projects start adopting standard API strategies and metadata representation methods for communicating with each other. Another key component of this infrastructure is to use tools such as docker and vagrant to make peer to peer computing services available. We will implement such peer to...

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