From July 11-13, 2018, NCBI will help with a data science hackathon at the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine campus in downtown Chicago. This hackathon focuses on genomics and general data science analyses including text, image, and sequence processing. The event is for researchers, including students and postdocs, who already use large datasets or develop pipelines for analyses from high-throughput experiments. Some projects are available to other non-scientific developers, mathematicians or librarians. The hackathon is open to anyone selected for the hackathon and willing to travel to Chicago.
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.
NCBI dbSNP is pleased to announce a newly designed Reference SNP (RefSNP, rs) Report webpage to provide enhanced performance and presentation for access to individual RefSNP records. This Alpha version of the report enables browsing of submitted and computed RefSNP variant data from the redesigned dbSNP build system.
NCBI regularly organizes hackathons throughout the United States, where participants work in teams to apply their data science experience with public datasets. In this NCBI Minute, you will hear highlights from recent hackathons, see examples of the software created in these events, and learn how you can participate in future hackathons.
Date and time: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about attending the webinar. After the live presentation, the webinar will be uploaded to the NCBI YouTube channel. You can learn about future webinars on the Webinars and Courses page.
NCBI usually participates in hackathons as direct organizers and planners. However, NCBI staff recently functioned as facilitators in two hackathons organized by outside groups: one at the Bio-IT World conference, and one at the Silicon Valley Artificial Intelligence (SVAI) incubator.
From August 14th – 16th, the NCBI, with involvement from several NIH institutes, will host a Biomedical Data Science hackathon at the National Library of Medicine on the NIH campus. The hackathon will primarily focus on medical informatics, advanced bioinformatics analysis of next generation sequencing data and metadata. To apply for this event, complete this application (approximately 10 minutes to complete). Applications are due Tuesday, July 11, 2017 by 4 PM ET.