Brainhack Zurich 2018, May 2-4

Open tools for reproducible neuroscience

We are happy to announce the second Brainhack in Zurich. It will be held at the University Research Priority Program Dynamics of Healthy Aging at UZH on May 2 - 4 2018 as part of Brainhack Global.

The Zurich Brainhack will feature

The format

During the three days event we will host a hackathon. The hackathon will give you an opportunity to collaborate on projects. You can suggest projects and look for collaborators, or join an existing project. Throughout the hackathon, there will be talks and tutorials, that you can attend if they interest you - alternatively, you can also continue working on the projects.


Participants can propose projects that they would like to work on during the hackathon or join an existing project. The projects will be listed on our website. To propose a project, fill out this form. A list of projects can be found here


Click on the titles for further information

May 2      
9:00 - 9:30     Introduction to Brainhack, presentation of the space and schedule
9:30 - 10:30   Participants Project pitches
10:30 - Hackathon   Open Hacking
13:30 - 14:30 Tutorial Horea Christian Introduction to GitHub
14:30 - 15:30 Talk Tyler Thrash The Future of Geographic Information Displays
16:00 - 17:30 Keynote Daniel Lakens Towards a more transparent and reliable science [slides] [video]
18:00     Dinner
May 3      
9:00 - Hackathon   Open Hacking
10:00 - 11:00 Tutorial Horea Christian Introduction to BIDS
11:00 - 11:50 Tutorial Franz Liem Introduction to BIDS Apps
11:50 - 12:00 Talk Sergio Maffioletti BIDS Apps in the Science Cloud
14:00 - 16:00 Helpdesk   EEG, SPM, Python, Linux, Bash, Software Management, Statistics
16:00 - 17:00 Talk Mathias Müller Neural networks and machine translation
May 4      
9:00 - 16:00 Hackathon   Open Hacking
13:00 - 14:00 Talk Ronny Sladky What the hack? Unified in practice - unified in theory?
14:00 - 16:00 Tutorial Alessandro Crimi Introduction to Tractography
16:00 -   Participants Project wrap up

A schedule of video streams by other sites can be found here

Registration and further information

Registration is already closed.


The event will be held at the University Research Priority Program Dynamics of Healthy Aging at UZH, Andreasstrasse 15, 8050 Zurich. We will meet in room AND 4.57 (take elevator B in the middle of the building, up to the 4th floor).


Don’t hesitate to get in touch with questions:

We hope to see you soon

Alessandro Crimi, Amelie Haugg, Horea Christian, Franz Liem, Jessica Oschwald, Frank Scharnowski, Ronald Sladky

Previous events

For Brainhack Zurich 2017 info click here