Our annual hackathon will take place this Friday from July 12th to July 13th at the park Jean-Drapeau during the StartupFest’s HackerFest.

You’ll have just under 24 hours to use machine learning techniques to solve a molecular biology problem. Winners will get the glory of winning the annual MonBUG hackathon, a t-shirt (medium size only), and an opportunity to advance scientific knowledge.

If you’d like a free ticket to attend, just contact one of the organizers. Otherwise, you can register through the HackerFest for 12.76$, taxes included, using the following link.

There are no requirements to attend. Just bring a laptop. If you can pre-install Python and some machine learning libraries to save time. We should post some links to the recommended libraries and to some tutorials prior to the hackathon.

This is our fourth year participating in the HackerFest. We had great fun the last years. The organization was always stellar, with spectacular locations. The event should take place in outdoor tents, with all services provided. Spending the night is optional, but if you do, it will be a safe and fun environment. There should be food available throughout the even, but to be on the safe side, you can always bring some of your own, and a sleeping bag if you like.

Feel free to ask any questions you have on Meetup.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Friday!

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