We are pleased to announce the 3rd Fruit Fly Brain Hackathon (FFBH 2018). This hackathon will be focused on open neurophysiology data (electrophysiology, imaging, etc.) of, but not limited to, the fruit fly brain.
The hackathon will be focused on the following topics:
The goals are to:
The hackathon is aimed at three main groups of participants: neurobiologists, modelers and software engineers. We welcome researchers working on the fruit fly brain as well as those working on other model organisms to participate and broaden the discussion in the hackathon.
The Fruit Fly Brain Hackathon 2018 is organized in conjunction with the Columbia Workshop on Brain Circuit, Memory and Computation on March 15-16, 2018. Participants of the hackathon are welcome to attend the workshop.
Registration is free but all participants have to register. To help us better organize the event, please provide in the appropriate registration block a brief description of your background and what you would like to learn/achieve during the hackathon. Thank you!
Please follow this link for lodging details and directions to the hotel and venue.
09:00 AM - 09:15 AM Opening and Welcome
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM Introduction to Fruit Fly Brain Observatory and Hands-on (Nikul Ukani, Chung-Heng Yeh and Yiyin Zhou, Columbia University)
10:15 AM - 11:05 AM Introduction to NWB and Hands-on (Oliver Rübel, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
11:05 AM - 11:25 AM Presentation by Peter Peterson (New York University)
11:30 AM - 06:00 PM Discussion and Hacking
Participants only need to bring a laptop to the hackathon to fully explore the capacity of the FFBO. For attendees interested in installing FFBO on their own machines, or developing new features, all service packages will be available in the form of Docker images. We will also provide a number of accounts to access servers hosted on Amazon EC2 or Google cloud services.
To access the Jupyter Lab for hands-on sessions, use the following address:
Since it is a self-assigned certificate, please ignore the safety warning and proceed to the website.
The password to login is "ffbh2018". After login, please copy the folder called NeuroData Without Boarder into a new directory and work within the new folder. A Jupyter notebook has been created to guide you through the hands-on session.
The source code for the Fruit Fly Brain Observatory is available at:
For an introduction/tutorial to the FFBO, please see the following collection of hackpads: