- NWB User Days: July 2023: July 24-26, 2023 at HHMI Janelia
Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia, USA
- NWB Developer Days: July 2023: July 27-29, 2023 at HHMI Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia, USA
- NeurodataReHack: September 2023 - NeuroDataReHack 2 will be held in Granada,
Spain as a satellite for the IBRO World Congress Sept 5 - 8, 2023.
- NeuroDataReHack: July 2024 - NeuroDataReHack 3 will be held at HHMI Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia,
USA July 8-12, 2024.
- Cosyne: March 2023 - A tutorial session on NWB and DANDI was held during the
Computational and Systems Neuroscience (COSYNE) 2023 conference in Montreal, Canada on March 9, 2023, 8-10am.
- NeuroDataReHack 2022: October 3-5, 2022 at the Allen Institute in Seattle, Washington, USA
- Docathon: September 2022: Sept 22 - 23, 2022 (virtual)
- User Days 2022: July 25 - 27, 2022 at the HHMI Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia, USA
- Docathon Spring 2022: March 10 - 11, 2022 (virtual)
- Developer Days 2022 (NWB+DANDI): February 15 - 18, 2022 (virtual)
- User Days 2021: August 23-25, 2021 in partnership with INCF (virtual)
- Developer Days 2021 (NWB+DANDI) - March 30 - April 1, 2021 (virtual)
- User Days Fall 2020: September 21-23, 2020 (virtual)
- User Days Spring 2020: May 12-15, 2020 (virtual)
- Developer Days 2020: Feb. 3-6, 2020 at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle, Washington, USA
- Developer Days 2019: May 15-16, 2019 at the HHMI Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia, USA
- User Days 2019: May 13-14, 2019 at the HHMI Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia, USA
- Cosyne 2019, NWB Tutorial: March 4, 2019, 1-4pm NWB tutorial session as part of the the Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne) 2019 Workshops in Cascais, Portugal
- User Days, 2018: April 25-27, 2018 at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California, USA
- 4th Hackathon: April 3-6, 2018 at the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle, Washington
- 3rd Hackathon: July 31 - August 1, 2017, Janelia Farm, in Ashburn, Virginia
- 2nd Hackathon: May 2015 - May 14-16, 2015, Janelia Farm, in Ashburn, Virginia.
- 1st Hackathon:: November 20-22, 2014, Janelia Farm, in Ashburn, Virginia.
- Kavli Salon: Neurodata Without Borders 1: February 16, 2014, Hyatt Regency Chicago
About NWB hackathons
What are hackathons?
The Neurodata Without Borders (NWB) hackathons are a hands-on activity lasting several days in which neurophysiology researchers create solutions using the open source NWB software packages.
Participants work collaboratively on solutions that use the NWB unified data format for cellular-based neurophysiology
data, which is focused on the dynamics of groups of neurons measured under a large range of experimental conditions.
In contrast to conferences and workshops where the primary focus is to report results, the objective of the Hackathon
is to provide a venue for creators and users of neurophysiology open-source software to collaboratively work on any
related research projects.
What are the different types of hackathons?
Over the course of the NWB endeavour, the NWB team has created a range of different hackathon
events to address different needs:
- NeurodataReHack focused on training and project to generate new insights from existing
neurophysiology data through secondary analysis
- User Days focused on training and engagement with the NWB user community and integration
of data and lab processes with NWB.
- Developer Days focused on engagement with the broader developer community and on
integration and development of NWB enabled tools and core software.
- Docathon focused on enhancing documentation for NWB and associated software
- NWB Core Hackathons: These hackathons focus on development of the core NWB data standard
and software. This includes in particular the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd hackathon.
What is the history of NWB hackathons?
The NWB team consists of neuroscientists and software developers
who recognize that creation and adoption of a unified data format is an important step toward breaking down the
barriers to data sharing in neuroscience. Hackathons are a way for us to collaborate and develop NWB as well
as to engage with the NWB user community. For an overview of NeurodataWithoutBorders see http://nwb.org/.
As part of the development of NWB 1.x two hackathons were held at Janelia Farm, in Ashburn, Virginia; the first
hackathon on November 20 – 22, 2014 and the second one on May 14-16 at, 2015 (http://crcns.org/NWB/). As part of
the development of NWB 2.0 a first hackathon was held at Janelia Farm, in Ashburn, Virginia on July 31 - August 1, 2017.
The primary focus of the first three hackathons has been on development of the NWB format as well as on development of a software strategy for NWB.
To encourage the development, growth and use of NWB as a unified data format for cellular-based neurophysiology
data, the Allen Institute for Brain Science, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and Kitware are organizing a
development-focused hackathon at the Allen Institute for Brain Science (April 3-6, 2018) and a user-engagement
and training hackathon at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (April 25-27).
This page is hosted from the NeurodataWithoutBorders organization’s nwb_hackathons repository on github.com and is published at neurodatawithoutborders.github.io/nwb_hackathons/