Brainhack Global

March 4th-5th, 2017, The University of Washington eScience Institute

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Participation is free, but to participate, you must register in advance

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Registration deadline: February 21st, 2017

What: Brainhack Global is a neuroscience hackathon that will take place in more than 20 locations worldwide March second through the fifth. We will join locally on the weekend: Saturday, the 4th and Sunday, the 5th.

Where: WRF Data Science Studio, 6th floor, Physics/Astronomy Tower

When: March 4th and 5th, 9 AM - 5 PM

How: We ask that participants comply by the Brainhack code of conduct.

Who: Participation is open to all members of the UW community, including students post-docs, faculty and other staff. The local organizer is Ariel Rokem (email address within). Get in touch if you have questions!

Frequently asked questions:

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a (usually) short, intense burst of collaborative activity focused on project work (usually in groups) on a particular topic. In this case, we will work together on neuroscience topics.

When you say neuroscience, you mean computational-neuroscience/neuroimaging/electrophysiology/choose-your-favorite-subfield?

No. If you want to hack on anything neuroscience-related, we would be happy for you to participate in this.

So I need to know a lot in advance?

No! Come as you are. If you are interested in learning new things, this an great environment to do so. Depending on your interests, we might set up some tutorials about a few neuroscience and data science topics, so you can learn the things you need to know to make the most out of Brainhack Global.

But I need to have some data or question?

No! Even if you don’t have a project in mind, you should come and join forces with others. One of the goals of the event is to meet other members of the neuroscience and data science communities on the UW campus and in Seattle.

Do I need a computer?

Yes - if you have a laptop computer, please bring it with you. If you do not have a computer, please let Ariel (email address within) know in advance.

Can I help?

If you want to teach a tutorial about some topic, or you are interested in giving a short talk about your research, we would welcome that. If we have enough interest in presenting, we will organize a data-blitz on Saturday afternoon (short, 1-slide, 5-minute presentations).

Is it fun?

Yes! Of course it is.


Brainhack Global is co-sponsored by the University of Washington Institute for Neuroengineering

The eScience Institute is supported by the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.