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Brainhack Global 2017: Cambridge
Thu, 2 Mar 2017, 09:00 – Sat, 4 Mar 2017, 19:00 GMT
Brainhack is a unique conference that convenes researchers from across the globe and a myriad of disciplines to work together on innovative projects related to neuroscience. Year after year, Brainhack events from around the world have brought together researchers to participate in open collaboration, and regional Brainhack events keep the momentum going throughout the year.
Brainhack Global 2017 will unite several regional Brainhack events around the world on March 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Having several simultaneous events will help build a critical mass for the regional Brainhack movement and will provide opportunities for inter-Brainhack collaboration. Local events will be connected by videoconference to expand collaborative opportunities so that smaller sites can plug into the content and energy generated at larger sites.
What to expect at Brainhack Global 2017: Cambridge
The Cambridge satellite event will bring together researchers from across the University and research institutes to collaborate on open science projects in neuroscience.
Participants are encouraged to self organise their activities but some suggestions include:
- Work in teams through openly available tutorials for neuroimaging analyses
- Work in teams through roadblocks in your analyses that are holding up your research
- Add a feature to some open source code that you want to update
- Develop a new workflow on old data, or an old workflow on new data
- Build collaborations between people in different departments
- Use the global brainhack network to access openly available data for your analyses
The three days will also include unconference opportunities to promote and share skills, knowledge and opportunities with the community along with four featured speakers (TBD).
If you'd like to know more about Brainhack check out this write up published in Gigascience.
Time, place & what to bring
Brainhack Global runs over three days - Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th March 2017. The Cambridge satellite event will begin at 9am GMT and end at 7pm GMT each day.
We will be in the Higgs Room at the University Centre for this event. They have lots of space for us to work collaboratively with good wifi.
Please bring your own computer as we are not able to provide any on loan.
We are very grateful to the Wellcome Trust, the Mozilla Science Lab, Overleaf, PLOS, SPARC and Open Data Day, the University of Cambridge Department of Psychiatry and the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit for sponsoring our great location and the drinks, snacks, lunch and lots of coffee for the three days of Cambridge Brainhack.
Money, money, mooooney!
Registration is £10 per day, or all three days for £25. We can't collect money via Eventbrite but please click here to pay via the University of Cambridge event site.
Note the spaces are limited and your spot is not guaranteed until payment has been received.
If you would like to attend for only one of the days, please let Kirstie Whitaker know which ones by email (see organiser details below).
Stay in touch
We'd love for you to join the Brainhack team on slack and help shape the three day experience. You can check out some of the proposed projects and add your own. You can also send questions and suggestions to Kirstie Whitaker by email (see organiser details below).
Our hashtag is #bhg17 and we'd love for you to tell the world :)
We look forward to seeing you at the Cambridge satellite event of Brainhack Global!