QBI Hackathon

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 9:00 am to Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Scientists and developers
UCSF Mission Hall

550 16th St, Room 1401, San Francisco, CA 94158

The QBI Hackathon is a 48-hour event connecting the vibrant Bay Area developer community with the scientists from UCSF, during which we work together on the cutting-edge biomedical problems. Recent advances in computer vision, AI, and machine learning have enabled computers to identify 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 biomedically relevant light microscopy, electron microscopy, and proteomics data.

If you love Fast Fourier transforms (FFTs), convolutional neural nets, topological data processing, or simply writing code, this is your chance to apply these skills to help discover cool, new biology. 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.

How to attend

Complete both of the following steps:

  1. Register with Eventbrite

  2. Register with us

Related event

Also attend the Friday, October 4 QBI Pre-Hackathon Mixer to get to know others, form groups, and start thinking about your projects in advance of the Hackathon. We strongly suggest attending this mixer to give yourself ample time to deliver your product.

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