The NCBI will assist with a plenary session and a hackathon at the BioFrontiers Institute in Boulder Colorado June 18-23rd.
The hackathon will focus on tools for advanced analysis of biomedical datasets including text, images, next generation sequencing data, proteomics, and metadata. Many individuals who attend these events have already engaged in the use of large datasets or in the development of informatics tools, code, or pipelines; however, researchers who are in the earlier stages of their data science journey, including students and postdocs are also encouraged to apply. Some projects are available to other non-scientific developers, mathematicians, or librarians.
The event is open to anyone selected for the hackathon and willing to travel to Boulder, Colorado.
Before the hackathon, there will be a one-day Plenary Session, featuring technical speakers in precision medicine, metagenomics and advanced RNA-Seq analysis, as well as an exhibitor and poster session. Please see https://hackathon.colorado.edu for more details.
There will also be an advanced nascent RNA-Seq workshop, as well as an advanced pipelining workshop, run solely by the University of Colorado, although NCBI personnel may be present. Please see https://hackathon.colorado.edu for more details.
Working groups of five to six individuals, with various backgrounds and expertise, will be formed into five to eight teams with an experienced leader. These teams will build pipelines and tools to analyze large datasets within a cloud infrastructure. The hackathon runs from 9 am – 6 pm each day, with an optional social event on the evening of the second day.
Please see https://hackathon.colorado.edu/rmgh-2018-hackathon/ for more details and proposed projects. The initial round of applications is due Tuesday, May 1st. We are also accepting an additional round of applications, due Friday, June 1st.
All pipelines and other scripts, software and programs generated in this hackathon will be added to a public GitHub repository designed for that purpose. Manuscripts describing the design and usage of the software tools constructed by each team may be submitted to an appropriate journal such as the F1000Research hackathons channel.
Please contact Ben Busby with any questions.
Venue: BioFrontiers Institute, Boulder, CO