NCBO Hackathon

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The National Center for Biomedical Ontology will hold a Hackathon as one of our Dissemination and Outreach events.

Venue: Stanford University

Date: March 26-27, 2012

Organization: Trish Whetzel (NCBO / Stanford University)

Registration: Early registration is $25, but spots are limited so register now.

The NCBO Hackathon will consist of two days of intensive hands-on sessions to facilitate the development of applications using NCBO Web services. We will devote extensive time to your software development project and will have presentations covering a range of topics from high-level application design to low-level coding. You will be able to:

  • Brainstorm ideas for applications
  • Discuss coding issues, performance tuning, and future development plans
  • Learn about the suite of NCBO Web services and how they are (and have been!) used in applications. Examples include access to ontologies, search, mappings, term proposals, text annotation, and biomedical resource search (the “Resource Index”)
  • Hear about the design of our RDF triple store and learn how to access the triple-store directly from your application using the SPARQL query language


  • Monday, March 26
    • 8:30 - Continental Breakfast
    • 9:00 - Participant Introductions
    • 9:15 - NCBO Web services Overview
      • Search, Term Details, Term Mappings, Term Proposals, Web Widgets
      • Coding
    • 12:00 - Lunch
    • 1:00 - Annotator and Recommender Web services Overview
      • User application presentations
      • Coding
    • 2:45 - Resource Index Web service Overview
      • User application presentations
      • Coding
  • Tuesday, March 27
    • 8:30 - Continental Breakfast
    • 9:00 - BioPortal SPARQL Endpoint Overview
      • SPARQL Query exercises
    • 12:00 - Lunch
    • 1:00 - Coding