Next year of NGSchool Society bring a new event - NGSprint!
It will be an online bioinformatics hackathon conducted by NGSchool members and friends, accompanied by a few lectures by renown researchers in the field. We will concentrate on various tasks around NGS data processing and analysis, as these were the topics most often mentioned in our recent survey. By the way, great thanks to all who gave us the few minutes and filled it!
We are planning to form hackathon teams working on following topics:
Each team will be working on one topic for about a week under the guidance of mentor(s). At the end of the event, all teams will present the result of their work.
The final list of hackathons will depend on other participants and their interest. It might happen that the hackathon you're most interested in will not be run. Then, we will then try to offer you the second best match. We will contact you when we close the form with results of the selection.
Stay tuned, more details coming soon!
Registration is required if you want to participate actively in the hackathon as a team member. Lectures will be open, available to wider audience and to watch them you don't need register.
Registration deadline: 24.07.2021 23:59 CET
NGSprint is a hackathon - an intensive collaborative problem-solving event - in which small teams (5-8 people) work on the analysis and interpretation of real-life bioinformatics datasets. Our hackathon will feature several topics, each of which will be moderated by dedicated mentor(s), and accompanied by lectures given by experts working in the related field.
You need to carefully fill the registration form stating why you wish to participate in NGSprint. If there are more registrations than available places, we will select participants basing on your motivation
Registration is obligatory for hackathon participants, because we can accommodate only a limited number of people. Lectures will be open and if you only plan to watch them, you don’t need to participate.
NGSprit will take place from 8th to 15th of September 2021. In the early afternoons (CET) of working days we will spend 1.5-2.5h introductory sessions, lectures and workshops. Later, every working day you will have at least 1h to discuss the tasks at hand with your mentors. The exact timing and form of meetings will be decided by your mentors and their teams. Beside lectures, workshops and sessions with mentors you will work with your team at your own pace. We don’t plan any activities on the weekend, but you are free to decide when you work on the tasks.
The main communication platform will be NGSchool Discord where every team will have their own text and voice channels. You will use a voice channel to meet with your mentors every day. You can also write to your mentors at any time and they will answer you as soon as they can.
Yes, every team will present their results to other participants. However, it will be neither an assessment nor a contest, but an opportunity to learn for everybody. We are convinced that by presenting and discussing our work, we get valuable experience and skill.
If you would like to work with your colleagues, you all should register and select the same NGSprint topics. However, please remember that there is a participant selection process and registration does not guarantee a place.
Yes. Later you will form a team with people interested in similar topics.
Depending on the topic. We do not have hard entry requirements, but we would suggest you try to familiarize yourself with the requirements listed in topic descriptions. For an introduction to many of these, check out our NGSeminars.