Registration is now open for Brainhack UAB 2017. This 3-day workshop will be held March 2nd - 4th at the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) and is part of Brainhack global, where a constellation of such events happen simultaneously around the globe. Brainhack events convene researchers from a myriad of disciplines to work together on projects related to neuroscience. Similar to hackathons in the tech sector, much of the schedule is left open for attendees to work together on projects of their choosing. Brainhacks are not “coding sprints” or exclusive to programmers, but rather are open to brain scientists from all backgrounds. Part of the goal is to get people with different backgrounds working together to understand the brain.
Working papers on the outcomes from Brainhack UAB can appear in the Gigascience Brainhack Thematic Series, and shorter project reports from the event are eligible for the annual Brainhack Proceedings.
The event will be held March 2nd from 5:30 PM to 9 PM, March 3rd from 9 AM to 9 PM, and March 4th 9 AM to 6 PM. Thanks to generous funding from the UAB HSF, registration is free, and includes some meals and coffee breaks. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own computers. To register, please go to this site https://goo.gl/forms/zJpazUwKeVFYNZjp2. Space is limited so please only register if you are able to attend, we will confirm your place by return email. Already registered? Submit a project idea!
Brainhack events are unique in that they do not have any specific agenda. Brainhack events empower attendees to come up with their own project ideas to work on at the event. Projects may involve generating hypotheses, testing hypotheses, developing new tools and methods, improving upon existing tool and methods, learning about particular techniques, or doing just about anything else that will directly or indirectly advance attendees' knowledge about and understanding of the brain. To make the most of the event, attendees are encouraged to brainstorm project ideas beforehand and to post their ideas on the UAB Brainhack 2017 hackpad page. Even if you just have a vague project idea, posting it on the site will allow you to gauge the interest of other attendees and develop the idea further. There are no bad ideas!