October 12-14, 2018

Genomics Hackathon Collective

+ hs18 Participant Applications are Open!        { v.18.08.22 }

+ Team bioSyntax's paper is published             { v.18.08.22 }

+ hackseq18 Team Lead Applications are in     { v.18.07.15 }

  • Team Leader applications are in, we'll be reviewing them.
  • There are 8 accepted projects, learn more about the hackseq18 Projects.

hackseq17: Oct 20-22 2017, Vancouver, BC

  + hackseq17 was a global success!

  • Read the Ubyssey Feature on hackseq17
  • 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 second overall.

hackseq16: Oct 15-17 2016, Vancouver, BC

  + hackseq16 meeting report published on F1000


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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