The Big Data to Knowledge Coordination Center (BD2KCC) is announcing a call for hackathon event proposals related to biomedical big data science. The BD2KCC is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) program, which is committed to fostering consortium activities and collaborations among the nationwide BD2K investigator teams. The current request for applications aims to advance the mission of BD2K by inviting proposals to host public hackathon events that will harness broad expertise for the development and application of biomedical big data software tools. Applications for the first round of funding are due October 15th, 2015. More information about this opportunity can be found here.
The goal of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is to catalyze the computing research community to debate longer range, more audacious research challenges; to build consensus around research visions; to evolve the most promising visions toward clearly defined initiatives; and to work with the funding organizations to move challenges and visions toward funding initiatives. The purpose of this blog is to provide a more immediate, online mechanism for dissemination of visioning concepts and community discussion/debate about them.