18 Oct 2014 - 19 Oct 2014   
Brainhack EDT Montreal

Brainhack Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) is a hackathon occurring on October 18-19, 2014 simultaneously in Ann Arbor, Boston, Montreal, New York City, Porto Alegre and Washington DC. Brainhack is intended for an interdisciplinary community fascinated by the brain: computer scientists, engineers, statisticians as well as psychologists, biologists, artists, journalists, philosophers, etc. The attendees may propose or choose a project, and collaborate during two intensive days. Furthermore, oral sessions will be held periodically to allow participants to present the progress of their project or initiate a discussion on a particular topic. All Brainhack sites will be connected to each other by videoconference to encourage international collaborative projects. Potential projects include: quantitative MRI for exploring tissue microstructure, open-source software, new tools for multimodal visualization, etc. The list of projects is frequently updated on


Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal

École Polytechnique de Montréal

Quebec Bio-Imaging Network

Département d'informatique et de recherche opérationnelle (DIRO), Université de Montréal


Centre de recherche, Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Mtl

4545, Queen-Mary Rd, Montreal.




50 seats available

Saturday, October 18, 2014

08:30   Registration and breakfast

09:00    Welcoming reception and icebreaker

09:30    Ignite Sessio:

             1) Hack the white matter with Dipy

                 Eleftherios Garyfallidis, Université de Sherbrooke

             2)  In vivo histology with MRI

                  Nikola Stikov, McGill University 

10:00    Open Hacking

12:30    Lunch

13:30    Unconference Session

15:00    Open Hacking

17:30    Unconference Session

19:00    Dinner

20:00+  Open Hacking


Sunday, October 19, 2014

09:00    Breakfast

09:30    Ignite Session:

            1) Leveraging Web Technologies for Neuroimaging Research 

               Tarek Sherif, McGill University  

            2) Voxel-wise multiple modality path analyses of brain imaging data

               Jason Steffener, Concordia University 

10:00    Open Hacking

11:30    Unconference Session

13:00    Lunch

14:00    Open Hacking

16:00    Project Summaries and Wrap-up

17:00    Adjournment


Complementary information:

The event is free and includes all meals

Website of the main event:

Organizers: Benjamin De Leener, Julien Cohen-Adad, Pierre Bellec


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