Elsevier/Tetherless World Health and Life Sciences Hackathon: Program and Agenda

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Monday, 27 June -- Day 1

  • 9a: registration and plug-in
  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am:
    • Brunch
    • 10.00a-10.15a: Deborah McGuinness and/or Joanne Luciano (TWC): "Introduction to Tetherless World Linked Data and Health on the Web" (slides Deb and Joanne's talk [Download])
    • 10.15a-10.35a: Dominic DiFranzo (TWC): "Intro to Linked Data Mashups" (slides Dominic's talk [Download])
    • 10.35a-11.00a: Remko Caprio (Developer Evangelist): "Elsevier Content APIs and programming SciVerse Apps and OpenSocial"(slides (download)
    • 11.00a-11.10a: Elizabeth Brooks (UHI UK): "Health Mashup Use Cases"
    • 11.10a-11.20a: (WebEx) April Oh/Frank Perna (NIH): "How to Get and Use C.L.A.S.S. (Classification of Laws Associated with School Students)" (slides April and Franks talk [Download])
    • 11.20a-11.25a: John Erickson and Remko Caprio: "Challenge Guidelines"
  • 11:30 am: Start hacking! (Elsevier and TWC experts will be available for consultation 24 hours)
  • 6 pm: Dinner
  • 9:30 pm: Snacks and desserts

Tuesday, 28 June -- Day 2

  • 8 am – 10 am : breakfast
  • 12 pm – 1 pm : lunch/stop hacking
  • 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm : select presentations from the Hackathon students
  • 4 pm: prizes & awards


During the Hackathon, there may be several "mini workshops" as required on open data and web API topics. Hackers can continue coding or take a break and chill out during these sessions.

Music & Movies

We'll also be playing some music during the Hackathon to keep y'all awake and coding! So bring your own earbuds and iPods if you don't want to listen to what we're playing.

In our side-lounge, we'll be projecting some movies, in case you need to rest your brains.