As part of the Open Geneva Hackathons, SIB invites the general public to meet with bioinformaticians to get some insights into how computer programming can be applied to life science problems. Two tracks are offered: one introduces programming to kids and their parents whereas the second one is addressed to experienced programmers and structural biologists.
Many biological questions can be analysed via computer programs. This event is addressed to children at the age of 7 to 14 years who want to discover and experience how scientists use computers and write computers programs to analyse biological questions. Participants will be introduced to the scratch programming language and will build teams to write small applications for bioinformatics problems. Participation of parents is highly encouraged :-) The event will be mainly in French and partially in English.
13:30 - 14:00 Registration - preparation of machines
14:00 - 14:25 Introduction, biology, bioinformatics
14:25 - 14:45 Scratch tutorial
14:45 - 15:30 First practical experience with Scratch
15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:30 Programming in teams
17:30 - 18:00 Summary and presentation of results
Virtual Reality is evolving fast, and therefore in this hackathon the SIB
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics proposes to
brainstorm about and develop 3 Dimensional Virtual Reality applications with bioinformatics interest.
This event is addressed to public with different skill sets (programmers, biologists, designers, animators, storytellers), who are interested in either bioinformatics, 3D or virtual reality.
Every participant may propose a theme about a ludic bioinformatics subject and form teams. In case you lack inspiration, our motivated organisers will suggest some ideas, so don’t worry come and join us :)
08:30 - 09:00 Registration and Coffee session.
09:00 - 09:30 Welcome note and briefing of the event.
09:30 - 10:30 People brainstorm ideas to work on and form teams.
10:30 - Engines can start!
Lunch will be served around noon17:00 Idea/Concept to be presented by the teams to be picked up for Sunday's presentation and poster session.
Sunday, 14 May 2017
16:00 - 17:30 The best team will have the opportunity to present their concept/work at the Hackathon show of Campus Biotech
Some useful resources
Campus Biotech Innovation Park
Avenue de Sécheron 15