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WUSTL Brainhack


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When: Friday, March 03, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Danforth University Center (DUC) 234 (Danforth Campus)

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences is sponsoring a hackathon Friday, March 3, through Sunday, March 5, from 9AM-5PM, in Danforth University Center Room 234, with a focus on all things brain-related. Coffee, bagels, and pizza will be provided daily. A preliminary schedule and additional information may be found on our website. 

 
The hackathon is part of a worldwide initiative called Brainhack Global and will include talks and demos from people at WUSTL and beyond. Some potential talk topics include version control, accessing/analyzing the HCP dataset, and machine learning. People of all skill levels are welcome to attend, though some basic coding experience (R counts!) is strongly recommended. We will have tutorials available for more novice coders hoping to gain technical skills (ex: intro to Python).  
 
The main thrust of the 3-day hackathon will be to work on coding projects related, broadly, to the brain. This is a great opportunity to work intensively in a collaborative environment on a project you've really wanted to get to, but haven't had the time, or to help out with another person's project if you don't have an idea of your own! In the spirit of collaboration, this is not a competitive hackathon--attendees are free to work on whatever they choose, either alone or in groups. Individuals will propose projects at the beginning of the hackathon and then present a progress update, if they'd like, at the end of the 3 days. 
 
If you are interested in attending, please fill out our registration form. We hope to accommodate all who are interested but may have to prioritize registrants based on some combination of first-come-first-served, department of origin, and status should we exceed our room capacity. Priority will be given to registrations received by Wednesday, February 15.
 
Full URL for registration form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScem7_wtB9GfBeyFAIpzUx71zD4T3McjIQ5S2QJ8tccNO6r_A/viewform?c=0&w=1
 
Looking forward to hacking with some of you soon, 
Caitlin Carey, David Baranger, and Jonathan Peelle (WUSTL Psychological & Brain Sciences)


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