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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
(#networkbiothings<https://twitter.com/search?q=%23networkbiothings&f=realtime>
)

*When*: April 26-27, 2014

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

   - 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
   APIs
   - 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!
<https://github.com/Network-of-BioThings/nob-hq/wiki/1st-Network-of-BioThings-Hackathon#the-stanford-site>The
Stanford Site

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

*Registration*: $50 per participant - register
here<http://app.certain.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x17573118de1&>
-
Max 60 participants - first come first served!
<https://github.com/Network-of-BioThings/nob-hq/wiki/1st-Network-of-BioThings-Hackathon#schedule>
Schedule

*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
<https://github.com/Network-of-BioThings/nob-hq/wiki/1st-Network-of-BioThings-Hackathon#the-maastricht-university-site>The
Maastricht University site

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

*Location*: Maastricht University, building
UNS50<http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/Main/Sitewide/Content/HowToGetToUNS50FHML.htm>,
Netherlands

*Registration*:
http://projects.bigcat.unimaas.nl/hackaton-biothings/register/
<https://github.com/Network-of-BioThings/nob-hq/wiki/1st-Network-of-BioThings-Hackathon#schedule-1>
Schedule

*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
University
Chair, W3C Semantic Web for Health Care and the Life Sciences Interest Group
http://dumontierlab.com
Received on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 18:12:55 UTC

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