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1st Network of BioThings Hackathon - registration open!

From: Michel Dumontier <michel.dumontier@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:08:21 -0700
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 *What*: 1st Network of BioThings Hackathon

*When*: April 26-27, 2014

*Where*: This hackathon will be held concurrently at *two* sites (more info

   - Stanford University
   - Maastricht University

*Why*: Despite the massive amount of biomedical literature, only a small
amount is available in a form that is readily computable. The National
Center for Biomedical Ontology (NCBO) is hosting the first hackathon to
develop a comprehensive Network of BioThings (proteins, genes, pathways,
mutations, drugs, diseases) extracted from scientific research articles and
integrated with public biomedical data (see blog post http://goo.gl/i91ngK).
During this hackathon, we will (1) identify motivating use cases, (2)
define a shared, sustainable, multi-component infrastructure to build the
NoB, and (3) implement common data representations, ontology-based
programmatic interfaces, and develop cool applications. We will do this in
an open, scalable, responsive manner so that it becomes a major asset for
hackers and biomedical researchers worldwide.

This Hackathon will feature

   - networking and mentoring with leading researchers and experts
   - tutorials on text mining, terminology services, indexing and querying
   structured data.
   - prizes for most significant contributions in a number of key areas
      - $500 for best motivating use case
      - $500 for most sustainable infrastructure design
      - 2x$500 for best applications

*Who*: We're looking for:

   - Hackers and Mentors
   - Biologists, Text Miners and Data Wranglers
   - Ontologists, Terminologists, and Data Linkers
   - Semantic Web novices and experts
   - Systems and Network Biologists
   - Crowdsourcing experts and functional game designers
   - Skills in Large Text/Data Indexing, Facet Search and Browse, and REST
   - Domain experts to advise on motivating use cases

Come join us for 2 days of networking, designing, and coding culminating in
prize-winning pitches and demos!
Stanford Site

*Location*: Li Ka Shing Center, Stanford University, Stanford, California

*Registration*: $50 per participant - register
Max 60 participants - first come first served!

*Saturday April 26*

8:30AM: Registration and Breakfast

9:00AM: Introductions, Problem Statement, Ideas session

10:15AM: Project Pitches and Team Formation

11:00AM: Tutorials

12:15PM: Lunch is served

6:00PM: Progress Reports

7:30PM: Dinner in Palo Alto

*Sunday April 27*

8:00AM : Breakfast is served

12:15PM: Lunch is served

4:30PM : Pitches and Demos

6:00PM : Winners announced, prizes awarded, final remarks.

*Sponsor* NCBO The National Center for Biomedical Ontology (NCBO) is an NIH
funded center to support biomedical research through tools and resources
for ontology-based analyses. The NCBO is home to BioPortal, a repository of
over 350 biomedical ontologies, and provides services to annotate text with
ontology terms, and ontology-based data exploration. For more information,
see the website athttp://www.bioontology.org
Maastricht University site

*Web site*: http://projects.bigcat.unimaas.nl/hackaton-biothings/

*Location*: Maastricht University, building


*Saturday, April 26*

12:00: Registration and Brunch

12:30: Introductions, Problem Statement, Ideas session

13:15: Project Pitches and Team Formation

14:00: Tutorials

18:00: Progress Reports (broadcasting to US site)

19:00: Pizza

*Sunday, April 27*

11:00: Watch video progress results of the S. Francisco Team and Brunch

16:30: Pitches and Demos

Michel Dumontier
Associate Professor of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics), Stanford
Chair, W3C Semantic Web for Health Care and the Life Sciences Interest Group
Received on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 18:12:55 UTC

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