2023 SPARC FAIR Codeathon

The SPARC Data and Resource Center, with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will host a three-day in-the-cloud codeathon.

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August 5, 2023 - August 7, 2023




The SPARC Data and Resource Center (DRC), with funding from the National Institutes of Health, will host a cloud-based three-day codeathon

August 5-7th, 2023

Project Pitch Phase is open May 8 - June 8! Demonstrate the value of SPARC’s public data and/or directly integrate into or with any number of SPARC tools and resources by pitching your own idea or making one of these seeder ideas yours:

  • Leverage AWS Athena and Glue to index, query and find data from SPARC datasets and develop a dashboard with relevant information.

  • Generate computational models from organ scaffold maps for ingestion into oSPARC pipelines.

  • Improve visual exploration of SPARC data using the flatmaps and/or whole-body scaffold map.

  • Visualize ANS connectivity contained in the SPARC Connectivity Knowledge Base of the ANS (SCKAN) which models the connections of populations of neurons and their axonal trajectories.

    Click Here for more information and ideas

Watch for announcements on the SPARC Twitter feed to join a diverse team working on exciting projects using SPARC data and/or tools and resources in novel ways. These include enhancing, demonstrating, and measuring the findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reuse (FAIRness) of digital assets.

Total prize pool of US$50,000 -- including cash prizes and manuscript publication fees.

Sign up for the SPARC FAIR Codeathon listserv to make sure you keep informed about all things codeathon - announcements, important dates, open office hours, special events.

Participation in the codeathon is free and you only need access to your own computer and a reliable internet connection. Contributors from the United States and abroad are eligible.

Please feel free to contact the FAIR Codeathon team if you have questions or need more information: fair-codeathon-support@sparc.science.

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