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Hackathon – 10th December

Hackathon google doc to add your ideas:

This year’s Hackathon will take place at the European Bioinformatics Institute and is in partnership with BioMedBridges. We welcome submission of candidate topics in advance of the meeting. Please contact Simon Jupp <> with suggestions or queries.

Location: EMBL-EBI, The Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, UK. (head to South Building – Training Room 2)

Date: December 10th

Start: 9:00a.m Transport will collect from Clare College at 8:30.

End: Transport back to Cambridge at 20:00

Catering: Lunch, buffet dinner (probably pizza) and coffee breaks will be included.

Capacity: 60 people maximum.


The idea of the hackathon is to kick start ideas and allow people with similar interests or problems to start collaborating on small and interesting projects that make use of semantics and semantic web technologies. This could be the development of RDF converters for some existing biological data, development of SPARQL queries over existing data that targets specific use cases, or the developing of applications that are built on semantics web technologies.

We will try and gather some general themes and topics before the event and hope to split people into small groups. At the start of the day, people will be given time to pitch for ideas for projects. At the end of the day there will be time for people to present their work. 

Current Submitted Themes:

  • Exploiting linked dataset use cases
  • Bio2RDF, EBI RDF and others
  • Web APIs, including REST + JSON-LD technologies
  • Identifier and ontology mappings
  • Query builders
  • Federated queries
  • Documenting good example queries
  • Literature and text-mining
  • Data annotation with ontologies (or other semantics)
  • Linked data visualisation
  • BioJS
  • Dataset modelling and linked dataset generation
  • Agriculture and plants
  • Genomics
  • Drug discovery
  • Clinical and health
  • OWL
  • Ontology tools
  • Reasoning and querying
  • Triple stores
  • Benchmarking and evaluation
  • Other technologies