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Welcome to the 6th NWB:N Developer Hackathon and User Days!!

Dates and Location


Registration is not yet open for the event. Space at the event will be limited, so let us know if you would like an invitation by completing the invitation request form by Feb. 08, 2019.

To attend the meeting remotely, please complete the remote attendee registration form. Remote attendance is for the the talks and tutorials only. Local attendance is required in order to actively participate in hacking and project sessions.


Housing: Housing will be onsite on the Janelia research campus. For details about transportation and logistics please see here

Travel: Travel support is being provided by the Kavli foundation. As housing will be onsite on the Janelia research campus, travel support is intended for flights (not housing). Funds available to support attendee travel are limited! Travel arrangements must be pre-approved by the Foundation’s Executive Assistant. Please see the Kavli reimbursement guidelines for details. The traveler profile form is available here.

Organizing Committee

Site chair: Karel Svoboda

Program chair (Developer Days): Michael Grauer and Oliver Rübel

Program chair (User Days): Ben Dichter and Oliver Rübel

Administrative Support: Janine Stevens

Additional Organizational Support

What to bring?


The Neurodata Without Borders: Neurophysiology project (NWB:N, https://neurodatawithoutborders.github.io/) is an effort to standardize the description and storage of neurophysiology data and metadata. NWB:N enables data sharing and reuse and reduces the energy-barrier to applying data analytics both within and across labs. Several laboratories, including the Allen Institute for Brain Science, have wholeheartedly adopted NWB:N. The community needs to join forces to achieve data standardization in neurophysiology.

The purpose of the hackathon is to bring the experimental neurophysiology community together to further adoption and the development of NWB:N, the NWB:N software libraries, and the progress of the scientific workflows that rely on NWB:N. Members of the community will exchange ideas and best practices for using NWB:N and the libraries, share NWB:N based tools, surface common needs, solve bugs, make feature requests, brainstorm about future funding and collaboration, and make progress on current blockages. The event will also enable NWB:N developers and users to interact with each other to facilitate communication, gather requirements, and train users.

The event is planned for 4 days, where the first two days will focus on user training and use-cases followed by two days focused on core development. Work involves collaborative, open source software development, with a focus on use cases, tools, and core development.


We are planing to have this be a full-day event for May 13 - 16, 2019 consisting of 2 days for user training and engagement (May 13-14) followed by 2 days for developer hackathon (May 15-16). Further details will be announced here as they become available. The agenda is work in progress! Stay Tuned.

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Attending Remotely

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