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 (ie-Mark2Cure) and some of the scientific publishing (ie- GENE/Gene Wiki) it’s time to draw attention to some crowdsourcing/open innovation challenge effort that is already underway–The NoB 2nd Hackathon taking place on 11/7/2014-11/9/2014 at UC San Diego on the 5th floor of the CALIT2 building.
To join in on the fun, you will first need to register, but scholarships are available to cover registration expenses. Details here.

2014.10.20 edit: Ideas for the NoB Hackathon can be found here. Feel free to add your own.