NanoString’s GeoMx® DSP stands at the powerful intersection of tissue imaging technology and genomic sciences.  It enables investigators to finely dissect the fundamental features of any tissue and ask critical questions concerning tissue organization, cellular interactions, and disease pathology.  In the Spatial Omics Hackathon, data enthusiasts will use data from the GeoMx platform with your favorite dev tools to build smarter solutions to develop insights into kidney disease.

You might create a graphical representation of data through visual components such as maps, graphs, or other visual formats (e.g. tools that display trends or patterns). You could create data analysis solutions that collect, interpret, and present data (e.g. tools that identify relationships or detect anomalies). Put your Machine Learning skills to good use and build solutions that use pre-trained models or train a model using the specific dataset.

What to Build: 

Build an open source solution that can help scientists interpret data and learn new things from a large kidney dataset assembled by NanoString’s GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler.

What to Submit: 

⦿ Provide a URL to your publicly available code repository for judging and testing. 

⦿ Include one of the non-copyleft OSI-approved open source licenses (https://opensource.org/licenses), such as Apache, BSD, or MIT, and include the license in the publicly accessible code repository.

⦿ Include a video (about 3 minutes) that demonstrates your submission. Videos must be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook Video and made public.

 

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$25,000 in prizes

First Place

• $10,000 USD
• Opportunity to present at a future NanoString conference
• 30 min. virtual meeting with NanoString data scientists to review winning project
• Project featured on NanoString’s GeoScript Hub online community web page and repository
• Blog post featuring the winners

Second Place

• $7,500 USD
• Project featured on NanoString’s GeoScript Hub online community web page and repository
• Blog post featuring the winners

Third Place

• $3,000 USD
• Project featured on NanoString’s GeoScript Hub online community web page and repository
• Blog post featuring the winners

Best Integration of IF Images in Visualization

• $1,500 USD
• Project featured on NanoString’s GeoScript Hub online community web page and repository
• Blog post featuring the winners

Honorable Mention (3)

• $1,000 USD

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Natalia da Silva, PhD

Natalia da Silva, PhD
Assistant Professor, Universidad de la Republica, Brazil

Ka Yee Yeung, Ph.D.

Ka Yee Yeung, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Engineering and Technology, University of Washington Tacoma, WA

Denis Schapiro, PhD

Denis Schapiro, PhD
Independent Fellow, Laboratory of Systems Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School, Klarman Cell Observatory at the Broad Institute

Nicole Ortogero, Ph.D.

Nicole Ortogero, Ph.D.
Bioinformatics Scientist II, NanoString Technologies

David Henderson, PhD

David Henderson, PhD
Director or Biostatistics, NanoString Technologies

Jason Reeves, PhD

Jason Reeves, PhD
Sr. Scientist, Computational Biology, NanoString Technologies

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of the Idea
    Includes creativity and originality of the idea.
  • Implementation of the Idea
    Includes how well the idea was executed by the creators.
  • Potential Value to Scientists
    Includes the extent to which the solution can help biologists and scientists navigate and learn from the available data.

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