2019 Edition of the Rare Diseases hackathon
July 5th-7th
@BARCELONA

about

What is RareHacks?

RareHacks is a Hackathon event that brings you the opportunity to apply data science tools, including machine learning and natural language processing algorithms, to a real biomedicine case that will contribute to help families suffering from rare diseases.

Rarehacks is organized within the framework of a project called Share4Rare (S4R). S4R is financed by the European commission (GA 780262) and its main goal is creating a platform capable of recruiting data for a particular rare disease and contributing this knowledge back to the patient population.

Achieving funds from private and public entities for the research on rare diseases is exceptionally difficult. The goal of RareHacks is to push research on minority diseases throughout collaborative efforts.

As well as training your data science skills, you will meet people with different backgrounds and work in a multidisciplinary environment.

The Challenge

The challenge proposed in RareHacks is building a smart chat bot capable of providing answers to rare diseases patients’ relatives.

To fulfill this goal, teams will be composed of multidisciplinary profiles of five individuals. Encouraged profiles are:

  • Clinical Profile: responsible of curating and annotating the material, evaluating the outputs and advising in the overall design. Compatible profiles are medical doctors, biomedical engineers, biologists and alike.
  • Computer Science Profile: responsible of giving support on data interfacing, components, coding strategy, code analysis and organization. Compatible profiles are computer scientist and engineers.
  • Data Science Profile: responsible of giving support on the data science field. Compatible profiles are physicists, mathematicians, statisticians.

Schedule

The exact agenda is still being detailed. We will let you know when all the details are settled!

Enrolment

Two kind of enrolment options are offered:

  • Team enrolment
  • Individual enrolment

Please, fill the form below if you want to take part in RareHacks to let us know which is your background.

Type of Enrollment:

Team Member 1

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Choose the profile that suits you best:
Clinical ProfileComputer Science ProfileData Science Profile

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Contact

Please contact to alexandre.perera@upc.edu or rarehacksupc@gmail.com for further details.