This year we will hold a Cell Modeling Hackathon in Half Moon Bay, CA. This three day long event is designed to bring together experimentalists and modelers together and explore ways to collaborate. On the first morning, participants will describe their work, after which we will conduct a series of "speed dating" interactions with the goal of eventually pairing everyone up into groups of 2-3. After that, the groups will spend the rest of the meeting working together to build new models of interesting processes. These joint projects can entail building models to predict experimental results or explain known phenomena, but also may entail combining two different models together into a joint model. The goal is not only to launch new collaborations but also to explore how best to catalyze interaction between modelers and experimentalists.
The Hackathon will take place at the Mavericks Conference Center in Half Moon Bay, CA, Jan 30-Feb 1. Because of generous support from the National Science Foundation, registration is free. Air travel (domestic coach-class) to and from the event, will be provided for all attendees. Unfortunately, we are UNABLE to support foreign air-travel to this event at this time. Hotel, workshop registration, workshop meals, and prearranged shuttle transportation from the airport to and from the event will be also provided free of charge. Any other travel-related costs including local transportation costs between residence and airport of origin, meals purchased during travel, car rental or alternative housing arrangements will be the financial responsibility of the attendee.
Application to this hackathon is now closed. Please visit QCBnet.ucsf.edu to check for announcements of future events in this series.