The registration fee for the two-day hackathon is $10.

Note that in-person registration to the ISMB conference will also be required.

Register for the ISMB conference here.

About

Date: July 11-12, 2022

Location: Liberty Room, Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, 9 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703, United States

The Variation Representation team of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) is hosting a focused hackathon for interested members of the ISMB community to collaboratively shape and develop useful features supporting adoption of the GA4GH Variation Representation Specification (VRS). The hackathon would cover two days of focused, community-driven participation reducing barriers to the use of VRS as an emergent standard.

The goals of this workshop are to:

  • Identify community-driven projects to enable use of GA4GH VRS in bioinformatics workflows, tools, and databases
  • Drive engagement between the VRS core development team and the ISMB community
  • Provide hands-on experience using and contributing to VRS

Learn more about VRS here.

Call for Proposals

We are soliciting project proposals from the bioinformatics community to support adoption of VRS in bioinformatics software, genomics databases, and analysis pipelines.

Example proposals include development of user guides, reference notebooks, VRS software components, or integration of VRS in existing bioinformatics resources or tools.

The deadline to submit proposals is on July 8 2022.

Schedule for July 11 and July 12

Start Time

End Time

Event

Location

9:45 AM

10:15 AM

Meet & Greet

 

10:15 AM

10:45 AM

Orientation / Logistics / Team Grouping

Liberty Room

10:45 AM

12:30 PM

Hackathon Session 1

 

12:30 PM

1:30 PM

Lunch & Posters

Exhibit Hall of the Monona Terrace Convention Center

1:30 PM

3:30 PM

Hackathon Session 2

 

3:30 PM

4:00 PM

Break

Grand Terrace of the Monona Terrace Convention Center

4:00 PM

5:30 PM

Hackathon Session 2 cont.

 

5:30 PM

6:30 PM

Wrap / Report-out

Liberty Room

6:30 PM

7:30 PM

Social Hour (July 11)