ELIXIR organizes a hackathon on Machine Learning and BioStatistics

Dear colleagues,

the first part of a two-day ELIXIR international hackathon on Machine Learning and BioStatistics will take place on Monday, October 12, 9:00 to 17:00 CEST. Due to the COVID-19 pandemics the event will be held completely online. The second part of the hackathon will take place in mid-November 2020 – the exact date will be duly announced.

The hackathon topic has been chosen with regard to the results of an ELIXIR survey from 2019. The survey identified training needs across ELIXIR Nodes, and Machine Learning and BioStatistics was one of the topics with the biggest identified gaps in course availability and training material quality. That is why ELIXIR now organizes a hackathon to prepare materials for practical training in this field. The materials will be designed following the policies and guidelines of the ELIXIR Training Platform.

The first part of the hackathon (12/10/2020) will be focused on drafting a framework for practical training materials, including defining training goals, expected outcomes, and participants’ profile. The second part (mid-November) will have the purpose of finalizing the materials and designing exercises for hands-on training. materials authored during the hackathon will be publicly available through GitHub, under a CC-BY license, to be reused both within and outside ELIXIR.

All interested persons with knowledge of Machine Learning and BioStatistics are invited to join our effort at the hackathon. If you are interested in participating, please fill in the registration form by Friday, October 9, 2020. After this deadline all participants will receive links to the video conference system that will be used for the hackathon. We also ask you to spread the news about the hackathon through your networks.

For any questions and/or clarifications, please reach out to the main organizer of the hackathon Fotis Psomopoulos (INAB|CERTH, ELIXIR Greece) – fpsom@certh.gr

With kind regards,

ELIXIR Slovenia Team