Be a Part of the World’s Largest Brain Hackathon!
What’s a Hackathon? Hackathons are brainstorming and collaborative marathons designed to rapidly produce working prototypes. Conventional hackathons typically bring developers and technologists together over 24, 36, 48 or more hours to cram and build solutions that they can present.
Who Can Participate? Anyone! Both SMC2016 attendees and non-SMC2016 attendees with interests in BMI, BCI, robotics, AR, VR, machine learning, sensors, human-machine interface systems, control, signal processing, big data, haptics, rehabilitation, and similar areas. You do not have to be a BMI expert to participate on a team! Interdisciplinary teams with a combination of BMI and non- BMI skills are often successful in building solutions and producing working prototypes.
How to Participate? To participate, please register online [http://goo.gl/forms/BaQJkQ0g2eVPPdYf2]. You can participate individually or by joining a team. More detailed information to follow when the event gets near.
Why do a Brain Hackathon? The brain hackathon provides an environment for innovation and entrepreneurship. By putting creative minds from multiple disciplines together for a short period of time, we have the opportunity to discover and uncover possibilities for using BCI-related hardware and software not readily thought of. Hacks and innovation developed from hackathons have great potential for commercialization.
Date: October 8 & 9, 2016
Place: INTERCONTINENTAL BUDAPEST, Apáczai Csere J. u. 2- 14.1052 Budapest HUNGARY
|October 8, 2016|
|9:00||Introduction, overview, industry talk, group formation, general rules and guidelines, choosing topic of work, starting preparation work|
|11:00||Submission of Project Title and start of work|
|12:00||Lunch Break (1 hour)|
|16:00||Jury making rounds (checking teams’ progress, approx. 5 min per team)|
|18:00||Dinner Break (1 hour)|
|22:00||Jury making rounds (checking teams’ progress, approx. 5 min per team)|
|00:00||Midnight Break (1 hour)|
|October 9, 2016|
|8:00||Breakfast Break (1 hour)|
|10:00||Jury making rounds (checking teams’ progress, approx. 5 min per team)|
|12:00||Lunch Break (1 hour)|
|13:00||Jury making rounds (checking teams’ progress, approx. 5 min per team)|
|13:00||Project Submission, followed by Project Demos and Jury Evaluation|
|18:30||Selected winners have projects on display/demos at SMC reception|
|October 10, 2016|
|13:00 – 18:30||Selected winners have projects on display/demos at SMC BMI Workshop|
The Hackathon will begin with a summary talk about various BCI platforms (several are open source). Participants will gain additional knowledge and familiarity with software tools and hardware. Individuals and Teams will submit their project title in the morning of the first day and specify their chosen hardware and software platforms. The Hackathon could use the provided hardware to get the data and build applications or use the sample datasets for their applications. Hackers can create their own application or technology extension for their project. Internet access will be provided.
Professional teams will also be participating to develop applications during the Hackathon to demonstrate full potential of some of the sponsored hardware/software.
The evening of the first day will be set up with discussions of progress and obstacles encountered. Participants can continue their project or to brew their ideas through social interactions with peers, instructors, and manufacturer representatives throughout the evening, entertained with food and beverages.
The second day will continue with more hacking. The submission of final prototype/ product/ analysis/ proof will be expected by 2 pm on the second day. With demonstrations by participants, the Expert Panel will conduct evaluations to determine the winners.
The judging criteria shown below will determine hacker’s winning potential. Depending on the number of teams participating, professional teams will be judged in a separate category than student teams.
For additional information or questions about the hackathon, please contact:
Michael H. Smith, PhD
Senior Advisor, IEEE Brain Initiative
Past President, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Chair, 2016 IEEE SMC BMI Workshop
S. Khizer Khaderi MD, MPH
Founder/CEO of Vizzario Inc.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Utah Moran Eye Center
Associate Director of Health Technology Innovation at UC-CITRIS
Member SMC Technical Committee on Brain-Machine Interface Systems email@example.com
CTO of Vizzario Inc.