BD2K Hackathon Travel Awards & Diversity Scholarships

The BD2K Hackathon is right around the corner (May 7-9th 2015, see here for more information). We still have a few travel awards & scholarships available, especially for under-represented minorities in science. The deadline to apply will be this Sunday at Midnight, and we will inform the chosen winners early next week. Please fill out this form to be considered. Also, as a reminder, please...
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1st BD2K 3rd Network of BioThings Hackathon

NEW! Travel and diversity scholarships are available. See the details page. We are very excited to announce our first BD2k / 3rd Network of Biothings Hackathon! This purpose of this hackathon is to bring together experts in their respective fields to collectively work on solving challenges related to biomedical big data. Biomedical research is rapidly becoming data-intensive as investigators are...
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TEDx talk on Citizen Science for Biology

Earlier this year, Syd Peterson invited me to give a talk at TEDxClaremontColleges. When Syd told me that the theme was “Unexpected Narratives”, I wondered how my lab’s research could possibly fit. To me, it felt like an “eat your broccoli” situation — that packed among some great stories and storytellers they wanted to sneak in some boring science. But to...
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NoB Hackathon and Mark2Cure status update

The NoB Hackathon starts at 6:00pm today! Don’t forget to register before you go: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/network-of-biothings-hackathon-tickets-14117741545  The programmer behind Mark2Cure has made incredible progress in setting up the tutorial and basic infrastructure of the site and is now busy improving the landing page and overall usability of the site. Plans for the first...
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NoB Hackathon

The Network of Biothings is aiming to alleviate the problem of too much information using a number of different approaches such as: Crowdsourcing Natural Language Processing Citizen science Microtask markets Professional biocuration Scientific publishing Open Innovation Challenges With resources already devoted to (and making incredible progress on) some of the citizen science aspects...
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Too much information part 2

We’ve posted a lot about the growing amount complex biomedical research and omics data that needs to be organized, integrated, and analyzed in order to be effectively applied. Similar issues apply to the growing volume of growing volume of biomedical research publications that take an increasing amount of time for researchers to thoroughly examine. The Net work of BioThings aims to:...
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