Welcome to the web page for the 7th NWB Hackathon!
Dates: Mon, Feb. 3 (12:00 PM) – Thur. Feb. 6 (3:00 PM), 2020.
Location: Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle, WA.
Registration: This event is centered around core NWB development and is per-invitation only. Space at the event is limited. If you did not receive an invitation but would like to attend then please contact the organizaing committee. If you have been invited and will be joining us, then please complete the registration form available here by December 20, 2019.
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Hotel: The Allen Institute has organized a special rate at the Staybridge Suites, just 3 blocks from the institute. If you did not reserve your room at the Staybridge Suites before January 3, the cutoff date for the hotel block, you may still be able to make a reservation with the hotel at the usual rate. Other nearby hotels include the Even Hotel, Courtyard Mariott Downtown/South Lake Union, and Residence Inn South Lake Union.
Transportation: Please use public transportation or park at a local garage. There will be no parking permits. Additional details on getting to the Allen Institute are available here.
Food: Lunch is provided at the Allen Institute. Breakfast and dinner are on your own. See here for a suggestions for breakfast and dinner locations.
- 01/07/2020 at 10am, PT
Site Chair: Lydia Ng and Pam Baker (Allen Institute for Brain Science)
Program Chair: Oliver Ruebel (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
Additional Organizational Support
- The Kavli Foundation
- Allen Institute for Brain Science
The program is preliminary! Stay tuned for further details.
Monday, Feb. 3: Arrive in Seattle in the morning. Program to start at noon.
11:30am-12:00pm: Arrive at Allen Institute
noon - 1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm: Welcome to the hackathon; Day 1 SCRUM, introductions, Overview of projects and plans for Day 1. (View Slides)
2:00pm - 6:00pm: Project work time
3:00pm - 4:00pm: Breakout on Validation and Introspection - Boardroom
4:15pm - 5:15pm Breakout on NWB and DataJoint - Boardroom
6:00pm Dinner on own
Tuesday, Feb. 4: Work on projects. Full day.
9:00 - 9:20am: Day 2 SCRUM, Review progress made and plans for Day 2
9:20 - noon: Project work time
9:30 - 10:30am: Breakout on NWB via the web - Boardroom
11:50am - noon: Group Photo
noon - 1:00pm: Lunch break
12:45-1:15pm: Optional tour of the Allen Institute (meet at cafe)
1:00 - 6:00pm: Project work time
2:00 - 3:00pm: Breakout on Intracellular Ephys (Extension Proposal and Beyond) - Library
6:00pm Dinner on own
Wednesday, Feb. 5 Work on projects. Full day. Program to end by 6pm.
9:00 - 9:20am: Day 3 SCRUM, Review progress made and plans for Day 3
9:20 - noon: Project work time
9:30am - 10:30: Breakout on Visualization for NWB - Library
11:00 - noon: Breakout on Ontology and Provenance - Boardroom
noon - 1:00pm: Lunch break
1:00 - 3:30pm: Project work time
3:30 - 4:30pm: Closing discussion (review of the hackathon, overview of progress, future plans etc.)
4:30 - 6:00pm: Hacking on projects and conclusion of the developer portion of the hackathon.
6:00pm Dinner on own. Hacking participants depart.
Thursday, Feb. 6 Reserved for NWB board meetings
9:00 - 9:30am Set agenda for the day. Topics include: (i) planning for and working on upcoming proposals
(ii) NWB project planning, (iii) discussion of rules and guidelines, (iv) review of outcomes from the hackathon etc.
9:30 - noon Board meetings and group discussion
noon - 1pm Lunch
1:00 - 5:00pm Board meetings and group discussion
5:00 - 5:30pm Closing discussions
For further details please see the Allen Insititute’s events and training page
For instructions on how to create a project see here
The lists below provides an overview of specific projects for which at least one or more attendees have signed up for to contribute to. Projects are collaborative in nature. If you are attending the hackathon and are interested in participating in any of the existing projets then please contact the team listed on the project page and add your name to the list of participants for the project.
The lists below provides an overview of planned breakout sessions during the hackathon. Breakout sessions are collaborative meetings
focused on topics of common interest. Each breakout session has an assigned session chair to help coordinate the meeting.
Proposing breakout sessions
To propose additional breakout sessions, please contact the hackathon organizing team.
Do not add your name to this list - it is maintained by the organizers based on your registration.
- Ng, Lydia (@lydiang) - Allen Institute For Brain Science - email@example.com
- Ruebel, Oliver (@oruebel) - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shan Shen - DataJoint Neuro
- Ryan Ly -Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Josh Siegle - Allen Institute For Brain Science
- Eric Denovellis -UCSF
- Csaba - Földy University of Zurich
- Thomas Braun - byte physics e.K.
- Shreejoy Tripathy - University of Toronto
- Colleen Gillon - University of Toronto
- Liviu Soltuzu - Laboratory of Neural Microcircuitry, EPFL / Blue Brain Project, EPFL
- Ben Dichter - Ben Dichter Consulting LLC
- Andrew Tritt - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Matt McCormick - Kitware, Inc
- Jean-Christophe Fillion-Robin - Kitware
- Will Mayner - Center for Sleep and Consciousness, University of Wisconsin–Madison
- Michael Grauer - Kitware, Inc.
- Yaroslav Halchenko - Dartmouth College
- Ariel Rokem - The University of Washington
- Satrajit Ghosh - MIT
- Jerome Lecoq - Allen Institute For Brain Science
- Lawrence Niu - Vidrio Technologies LLC
- Pamela Baker - Allen Institute For Brain Science
- Bruce Kimmel - Vidrio Technologies
- Carol Thompson - Allen Institute For Brain Science
- Jim Berg - Allen Institute For Brain Science
- Pavel Kulik - Allen Institute For Brain Science
- Young Seok Seo - University of Toronto
- Sergey Gratiy - Allen Institute For Brain Science
- Scott Daniel - Allen Institute For Brain Science
In addition to this development-focused Hackathon, there will be additional NWB community events taking place in 2020, including an NWB tutorial prior to the Cosyne 2020 meeting in Denver on February 26 and the 8th NWB:N Developer and User Days Hackathon at HHMI Janelia from May 6-9. Several other events for 2020 are also currently in the planning process. For up-to-date information on upcoming events please see our NWB events page here.
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