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The 2021 Data Science Hackathon will be held virtually online during August 9-10, 2021. This would be the third data science hackathon organized by the UAB Informatics Institute. We invite informaticians, statisticians, bioengineers, data scientists, cancer researchers, and oncologists at all levels to participate in solving cancer-related research, prevention, and healthcare practice problems using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data science. Registration (here) is FREE but limited (first 120 who form a team successfully).

We are providing all hackathon registrants an optional “pre-hackathon” module in the next eight weeks. The pre-hackathon module includes informational webinars, training boot camps, and virtual networking events weekly to help those uncomfortable with the hackathon “ease” into the hackathon competition. These events will be recorded, and the content will be made available online. In addition, we have prepared slack channels, virtual social network lounges, AirTables, cancer clinical data sets, and U-BRITE computing infrastructure to make teaming up and generating ideas easier than before.

Should you wish to participate as a “mentor” or a “judge”, you do NOT need to register. Just go to the website and fill out your profile to become available to a team as a “mentor”, or stand by to serve as a “judge” in the end. We will be in touch once you indicate your preference. To form teams and network with others virtually, please join the Hackathon slack channel. Should you have any questions, feel free to post them on the slack channel. The organizers will be there as well to answer questions.