The hackathon is a technical meeting of the WG3 parallel computing task force.
Local organisers: Luca Pireddu, Katia Brigaglia, Cinzia Sardu, Emanuela Falqui.
Contacts: you can reach the local organisers via e-mail at email@example.com
The hackathon is now finished. Thanks to all who participated.
The large volumes of data generated by modern sequencing technologies present significant challenges in their manipulation and analysis. In addition, the continuous technological advances are lowering sequencing costs, thus allowing larger data sets to be collected and new types of applications to be envisioned. The bioinformatics community is adopting novel computing technologies to cope with the challenges set forth by complex data integration, management, storage and processing tasks.
This hackathon will give the chance to experts in the field to work together, exchange ideas and implement or test prototype solutions to problems of mutual interest. The outcome of this event will be a report describing the results produced by any research, experimental, or design work held at the event, and a reference to any source code that was produced, which must be released to the public.
The hackathon is centered on problems in the high-throughput sequencing domain. Within this realm, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
The event is aimed at bioinformaticians and software developers who are using or planning to use Hadoop or similar cloud computing frameworks.
A hackathon is an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development […] collaborate intensively on software projects. (Wikipedia).
In short, the way SeqAhead hackathons are organized is as follows. Prior to the event, participants contribute ideas for “Tasks” to be tackled at the hackathon. Tasks are items of work defined such that:
At the event, the first thing to do will consist in everyone expressing their interest for whichever tasks they wish to work on. Then we enter the following loop:
REPEAT 1) Pick a task that interests you; 2) Approach others who are also interested in the same task; 3) Create a wiki page for the task (use it to document your work results); 4) Work together on the task, produce something; UNTIL true == false;
Whatever the task you decide to work on, produce something concrete.
We've started brainstorming. Please have a look and contribute to the Tasks page.
The hackathon will be held on June 4th and 5th, 2013, at CRS4, Pula (CA), Italy.
The event is open to everyone. Please contact the local organizers if you're interested.
See the travel page.
See the accommodations page.
|Time||June 4th||June 5th|
|9:15||Initialization||Plug-in and hack|
|10:30||Coffee break||Coffee break|
|16:00||Coffee break||Coffee break|
|16:30||Hack||Wrap-up (write reports, share code, etc.)|
|18:15||shuttle to hotel||shuttle to hotel|
For those who qualify, have registered for the event through the local organizers, and attend all days of the hackathon, COST will reimburse you for some of your expenses. The invitation you receive should contain a link to a memo that explains everything in detail. In short, you should be covered for:
If you're attending both SeqAhead Sardinia events, hackathon and workshop, you can have a maximum of 4 nights reimbursed (not 3 + 2) and you can only claim your travel expenses once.
These figures are provided only for informational purposes only. Please verify the figures by checking the COST system or contacting the chair of the COST Action BM1006, which funds this event.
We have a dedicated OpenStack cluster at our disposal. See the cluster page.
Please note that the cluster will be wiped clean after the event.
This hackathon is funded by the SeqAhead COST Action BM1006: Next Generation Sequencing Data Analysis Network with local support from CRS4 and Sardegna Ricerche.
Cloud computing resources were provided by CSC - IT Center for Science and the Finnish ELIXIR node.