The QBI hackathon aims to bridge the gap between scientists and tech developers in the Bay Area to solve cutting edge biomedical problems. Recent advances in computer vision, AI, and machine learning have enabled computers to pick out cat videos, recognize people’s faces from photos, play video games and drive cars. We look forward to seeing how far we can push science ahead when we apply these latest algorithms to biomedicine including imaging, light microscopy, electron microscopy, and proteomics data. If you love FFTs, convolutional neural nets, topological data processing, or simply writing code, this is your chance to apply your skills to make an impact in the biosciences. Beyond the actual event, we hope to establish a better connection between talented developers and scientists in the Bay Area, so that we can work together and learn from each other.
The QBI Hackathon is comprised of two events:
Prior to the hackathon, QBI will host a meet and greet mixer to give participants an opportunity to get to know each other, form groups and start thinking about their projects in advance of the actual hackathon. We STRONGLY suggest attending the meet and greet mixer before the hackathon to give yourself ample time to form into teams and begin your product.
At the main event, participants will come together for two days to collaborate and develop their results. At the end of the hackathon, teams will present their work in front of a panel of judges and the best teams will receive prizes.
Saturday, October 26 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
185 Berry Street, Suite 6850 185 Berry Street