1st Get Your Brain Straight Hackathon


The Get Your Brain Straight hackathons bring together neuroimage data generators, image registration researchers, and neurodata compute infrastructure providers for a hands-on, collaborative event. This community collaboration aims to create reproducible, open source resources that enable discovery of the structure and function of brains.

There are three components to the hackathon. First, the primary goal of each hackathon is the generation of a Reproducible Resource for registration and analysis of a specific brain imaging modality. Tutorial sessions share how to work with open source registration tools, open access datasets, or neurodata archives. Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) Breakout sessions enable participants interested in collaborating to work on relevant topics.

Example ways to participate:

  • Contribute a registration pipeline resource that can be deployed on Brain Imaging Library (BIL) resources to register the challenge dataset.
  • Give a tutorial about your registration tools. A pre-recorded or live presentation, along with example code and recipes, can teach a data analyst how to run your tool and use the output on the challenge dataset and/or another open dataset.
  • Come and learn about registration from experts in the field.

When, where, how much?

  • Dates: Monday, April 4th - Thursday, April 7th, 2022
  • Location: The first hackathon will be online, held on Zoom videoconferencing, Image.sc Island Gather.Town virtual space, and Image.sc Zulip Chat.
  • Registration: Fees: none, it’s free! Use this form to register. Deadline: April 2nd.
  • Communication: to receive information about this and future events please join the Hackathon Mailing List.
  • Join us on Monday, March 21st at 12PM Pacific Time on this Zoom link for a hackathon pre-meeting meet-up for participants to solidify plans, meet each other, and communicate with the organizers.

How does it work?

Before the Hackathon

  • Register for the event. There is no cost.
  • Sign up for the mailing list.
  • Set up an account at the Brain Image Library (BIL).
  • Optionally prepare a tutorial or organize a Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) Breakout, described below.

During the Hackathon

The week will start 8 AM Pacific Time, 11 AM Eastern Time, Monday, April 4th in an introductory all-hands videoconference.

Following the introduction, participate in the Reproducible Resource Challenge, join the tutorials, and participate in BoF breakouts.

On Thursday, 11 AM Pacific Time, 2 PM Eastern Time, participants will delegate one member to present their registration processing pipelines, results, and discuss lessons learned.

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