A bionode hackday breakthrough

Summary of the day

On the 9th of July in Google Campus London we welcomed a large group of enthusiastic hackers to the DNAdigest and Bionode hackday: Crawling genomic datasets with node.js.

The day started with introductions to DNAdigest and Repositive (the sponsor for the day) followed by an introduction and tutorial to Bionode by Bruno (@bmpvieira at wurmlab.github.io).

All attendees were soon installed and setup with Bionode and ready to roll. After dividing into five groups, each group selected a challenge and a data source to focus their efforts on.

The teams identified themselves with team names and got straight to work:

Team Billie Jene at the bionode hackday

The attendees all joined the bionode-hack github organisation and started hacking away supported by tea and coffee, lots of fruits and surprise pizza in the afternoon to keep us all going.

All presentations and outcomes from the day can be found on github using the links below.

Bruno presenting at the bionode hackday
Please join the bionode-hack github organisation
Instant messaging and general discussions

Lots of attendees tweeted their experience at #bionodehack – check out the photos.

Both the bionode community and the Repositive team would love to see you all at future events. If you are also interested in the other work of DNAdigest – events and community, related to efficient and ethical sharing of genomic data for research – you can sign up for the DNAdigest newsletter on http://DNAdigest.org