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: C$20 for registration with onsite breakfast, lunch, & dinner
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.


While the schedule has not yet been determined, the venue has been made available from 7am until midnight on both August 7 and 8. We anticipate registration taking place between 8am and 9am on the 7th, and opening remarks happening shortly thereafter. Beyond that, we intend for the structure to be fluid and include plenty of opportunity for workshops, breakout-sessions, working, collaborating, eating, and learning.

An updated schedule will be posted here closer to the event.

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.

Coming soon!

Thanks to our sponsors!