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2019 NF Hackathon

The Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF), the Neurofibromatosis Therapeutic Acceleration Program (NTAP), Sage Bionetworks, and the Silicon Valley AI group (SVAI) are excited to announce the second Neurofibromatosis (NF) hackathon that will be held in San Francisco in concomitance with the 2019 CTF Patient Forum and NF Conference.

After the first NF2 hackathon organized by Onno Faber in 2017, this new event will focus on analyzing diverse datasets including genomic, drug screening, drug-target association, imaging, and other data for all three conditions of NF (NF1, NF2, Schwannomatosis). The goals of the NF Hackathon are: 1) to make use of the data that our researchers and scientists have already produced, 2) to incentivize data sharing as a powerful practice that will allow researchers to move at a faster pace and create new insights, and 3) to create innovative collaborations between diverse disciplines.

The hackathon is going to be collaborative in nature, with teams working on one or multiple tracks in a collaborative spirit, but still competing to find the best answer to the questions with the support of NF experts and technology experts to act as mentors and guides. The teams will assemble on the first day and will have 48 hours to present their work to a committee that will judge their work. The winning teams will be presenting their findings during this session.

James Moon joined Team Nullfunction and became one of the winning teams that presented the results at Children’s Tumor Foundation’s annual NF conference.

Thank you for James and Team Nullfunction for putting an enormous amount of work in a very tight period of time. After the presentation, the researchers were enthusiastic and excited by this year’s hackathon presentations, the depth of their insights and the overall quality achieved. To see what have they been working on click here: [github_link]

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