Su Lab project proposal accepted to Biohackathon 2016 in Tsuruoka, Yamagata, Japan

Proposal summary: To create a model organism database web application, using Wikidata as the backend, that the microbial research community can use to load an organism and view its taxonomic information as well as genome, gene and functional annotations all in one place.  It will be simple interface with 4 frames/boxes of content (e.g. Taxonomy, Genome Browser, Gene, Gene Product), and a search...
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1st BD2K/3rd Network of Biothings Hackathon Recap

Let me clarify one thing from the start: My programming skills are extremely limited. That said, I was still very curious as to what a hackathon would be like and concerned about whether or not I’d be able to find a project to which I might make some sort of contribution. 2015.05.07 The first night of the hackathon was the meet, greet, and project pitches. Of the 45 or so people that...
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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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Hackathon recap: Network of Biothings in San Diego

This past weekend, Nov. 7-9, the Neuroscience Information Framework, the Su Lab, NDex, The International Society for Biocuration and the San Diego Center for Systems Biology hosted the second Network of Biothings Hackathon.  The event took place at Atkinson Hall (Calit2) on the UC San Diego campus.  For the record, and to enhance what can already be seen in the Twitter story of this event, here...
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What is a hackathon?

As an organizer of the upcoming Network of Biothings Hackathon at UC San Diego, I’ve been asked by a number of people what a hackathon is exactly.  I’m repurposing one of those responses here (original posted on the San Diego iOS developers meetup group). The main idea is that a variety of different people come together to meet each other and make something together –...
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