- Hackathon 13: July 2022 - The 13th Hackathon: User Days will be held at the HHMI Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia, USA on July 25 - 27, 2022.
- Hackathon 14: October 2022 - NeuroDataReHack at the Allen Institute in Seattle, Washington, USA on October 3-5, 2022.
- Docathon: March 2022 - The 2022 Docathon focused on NWB documentation will be held remotely through video conferencing on March 10 - 11, 2022.
- Hackathon 12: February 2022 - The 12th Hackathon focused on NWB and DANDI core development will be held remotely through video conferencing on February 15 - 18, 2022.
- Hackathon 11: August 2021 - The 11th User Days was held remotely
through video conferencing on August 23-25, 2021 in partnership with INCF.
- Hackathon 10: March 2021 - The 10th Hackathon focused on NWB and DANDI core development will be held remotely through video conferencing on March 30 - April 1, 2021.
- Hackathon 9: September 2020 - The 9th User Days was held remotely through video conferencing on September 21-23, 2020.
- Hackathon 8: May 2020 - The 8th User and Developer Days will be held remotely through video conferencing on May 12-15, 2020.
- Hackathon 7: February 2020 - The 7th Hackathon focused on NWB core development was held on Feb. 3-6, 2020 at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle, Washington, USA.
- Hackathon 6: May 2019 - The 6th Hackathon was held on May 13-16, 2019 at the HHMI Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia, USA.
- Cosyne: March 2019 - A tutorial session on NWB was held during the Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne) 2019 Workshops in Cascais, Portugal on March 4, 2019, 1-4pm.
- Hackathon 5: April 2018 - The 5th Hackathon was held on April 25-27, 2018 at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California, USA.
- Hackathon 4: April 2018 - The 4th Hackathon was held on April 3-6, 2018 at the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle, Washington.
- Hackathon 3: July 2017 - The 3rd Hackathon was held on July 31 to August 1, 2017, Janelia Farm, in Ashburn, Virginia.
- Hackathon 2: May 2015 - The 2nd Hackathon was held on May 14-16, 2015, Janelia Farm, in Ashburn, Virginia.
- Hackathon 1: November 2014 - The 1st Hackathon was held on November 20-22, 2014, Janelia Farm, in Ashburn, Virginia.
What are these hackathons?
The Neurodata Without Borders (NWB) Hackathon is 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.
Who can attend?
Due to limited space the hackathons participation is currently on an invitation-only basis. If
you are interested in attending a hackathon then please contact the organizer of the hackathon directly. We are
always excited to see new members join the NWB community. One-day participation is permitted for first-time attendees,
but participants are strongly encouraged to stay for the entire event.
Who should attend?
This is harder to determine. Your best bet is to contact us (see below) or attend a preparatory
videoconference (see each Hackathon page for details).
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/