Sequence-Structure Moonlight Hackathon
New Times and Extended Deadlines!
July 8 - 11, 2016
Room: "Asia 3"
Please see the application for specific team projects.
After a brief organizational session, teams will spend three evenings analyzing a challenging set of scientific problems related to a group of datasets. Participants will analyze and combine datasets in order to work on these problems.
Datasets will come from the public repositories housed at the NCBI, PDB and elsewhere.
All pipelines and other scripts, software and programs generated in this course will be added to a public GitHub repository designed for that purpose (github.com/NCBI-Hackathons). A manuscript outlining the design and usage of the software tools constructed by each team will be submitted to an appropriate journal.
To apply, complete this form (approximately 10 minutes to complete). Applications are due June 10th, 2016 by 5 pm ET. Participants will be selected from a pool of applicants based on the experience and motivation they provide on the form. Prior participants and applicants are especially encouraged to re-apply. The first round of accepted applicants will be notified on June 13th by noon ET, and have until June 15th at noon to confirm their participation. If you confirm, please make sure it is highly likely you can attend, as confirming and not attending bars other data scientists from attending this event. We understand this hackathon is going on during an information-dense scientific meeting, so for regular ISMB meeting attendees, the hackathon sessions will be in the evening as seen in the nightly schedule. Please include a regularly used email address, in case there are follow-up questions.
For ISMB meeting attendees not participating to SIG meetings, please note that you will need to arrive on Saturday for the first Hackathon evening.
Travel funding is available for students and post docs. Funds are limited and will be distributed based on need. Selected participants will receive instructions on how to apply for travel fellowships in June. Travel funding awards will not cover the entire participant’s cost – maximum of $500 per award.