Hackseq17 was a resounding success! Big thanks to all the participants, team leaders, and volunteers.


October 20-22, 2017

Genomics Hackathon Collective

171023 Update

  + Hackseq17 was a global success!

  • 54 participants from 6 countries came together (locally and virtually!) for an intense 3 days of hacking away at genomics based problems.
  • Team bioSyntax took first place by popular vote, and Team gene-fusion detection toolkit was placed second overall.
  • Watch this space for updates on other key outcomes from Hackseq17.

171018 Update

  + Hackseq17 Github tutorial moved!

  • Based on expected audience response, the Github orientation tutorial is being rescheduled from Thursday, October 19th, to Friday, October 20th, during the Hackseq17 opening day at the Life Sciences Centre, UBC.

171011 Update

  + Hackseq17 Schedule is up!

  • Calling all volunteers: If you would like to volunteer to help out at the event, you can sign up here.
  • We have a pre-Hackseq Github tutorial on Thursday, October 19th. Sign up here if interested!
  • If you are a participant and haven't heard back from us yet, send us a quick email at hackseq@gmail.com

170923 Update

  + Participant sign-up is now closed

  • If you had signed up, you will be hearing back from us by September 30th.

170908 Update

  + We have added a new project for participation!

170815 Update

  + Participant applications for hackseq17 are open!

170531 Update

  + Team lead applications for hackseq17 are now closed 

170509 Update

  + hackseq17 is officially on. Save the date!

  + hackseq16 meeting report published on F1000

hackseq16: Oct 15-17 2016, Vancouver, BC

Catalyzing Bio+Informatics

We want to mix a diverse set of scientists to catalyze open & innovative solutions to today's biggest [*]omics problems.



+ What's hackseq?

hackseq is a Vancouver-based hackathon focused on open [*]omics. We want to bring individuals with diverse backgrounds together to collaborate on scientific questions and problems.
Our philosophy is open-source, open-notebook, open science.

+ What's a Hackathon?

A Hack-athon is a software/hardware development ('hacking') marathon.
Participants pitch ideas, form teams and work together to find solutions before the deadline.
At the end everyone shares their results and celebrates.

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