What is our objective?

In association with the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) 2018 Congress, neuroinformatics teams from McGill University, Concordia University, and the University of Montreal are hosting the 2018 informatics hackathon. With an emphasis on interoperability between tools, datasets, sharing platforms, and standards used in neuroscience research, participants at the Informatics Hackathon should come to learn, develop proposals, implement solutions, and engage in training.

In keeping with the Brainhack mission, we hope the outcome of this event is an increased awareness of existing neuroinformatics projects and initiatives, and development towards unified solutions for reproducible, sustainable, and accessible neuroscience.

Please join in discussions on Slack in the #informaticshack2018 channel to connect with the community and start planning your projects!

Dates: August 7-8, 2018
Cost: Early Bird C$20 for registration with onsite breakfast, lunch, & dinner. (C$40 after July 20th)
Location: Thomson House (3650 McTavish St, Montreal, QC, H3A 1X9)
Languages: English & French
Required skills: Familiarity or interest in at least one of: programming in {Python, MATLAB, R, Unix}, neuroscience, data sharing, metadata, interoperability, scientific computing.


The schedule will be approximately as follows.

For those wishing to learn a new skill or tool, there will be on-demand workshops run throughout the event on an as-needed basis. Some potential workshop topics will be automated documentation, software testing, collaborative coding, and practices for reproducibility.

Otherwise, the time is intended to be relatively unstructured and provide opportunities for collaboration and self-organization based on the participants' interests and emerging themes.

Project Ideas

Right now these are only ideas, but you can help make them happen ! Check out our full project listing or suggest your own on Github.


Thanks to our sponsors!