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GA4GH VRS Hackathon

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Date: July 11-12, 2022

Liberty Room, Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
9 E Wilson St
Madison, WI, 53703
United States

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Registration (required; not included with ISMB registration) at: https://broadinstitute.swoogo.com/vrs-hackathon-ismb

GitHub repo: https://github.com/ga4gh/vrs-hackathons

The Variation Representation team of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) is hosting a focused hackathon for interested members of the ISMB community to collaboratively shape and develop useful features supporting adoption of the GA4GH Variation Representation Specification (VRS). The hackathon would cover two days of focused, community-driven participation reducing barriers to the use of VRS as an emergent standard.

The goals of this workshop are to:

  • Identify community-driven projects to enable use of GA4GH VRS in bioinformatics workflows, tools, and databases
  • Drive engagement between the VRS core development team and the ISMB community
  • Provide hands-on experience using and contributing to VRS


Start Time End Time Event
9:45 AM 10:15 AM Meet & Greet
10:15 AM 10:45 AM Orientation / Logistics / Team Grouping
10:45 AM 12:30 PM Hackathon Session 1
12:30 PM 1:30 PM Lunch & Posters
1:30 PM 3:30 PM Hackathon Session 2
3:30 PM 4:00 PM Break
4:00 PM 5:30 PM Hackathon Session 2 cont.
5:30 PM 6:30 PM Wrap / Report-out
6:30 PM 7:30 PM Social hour