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REGISTER: VIVO Project to Host Hackathon at Cornell, Oct. 13-15

From Layne Johnson, VIVO Project Director

Please Note: If you plan to attend the Hackathon please make your hotel reservations ASAP—the $129 rate at the Ithaca Hotel expires this Friday, September 12.

Ithaca, NY  The VIVO Project is hosting a hackathon event on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York from October 13-15.  This event builds on the March, 2014 hackathon held in conjunction with the VIVO I-Fest at Duke University, and is open to anyone interested in actively participating in improving some aspect of the VIVO software, ontology, documentation, testing, or related applications and tools. Chris Barnes and Ted Lawless, co-leads of the VIVO Apps & Tools working group, will be leading the event on-site, with logistics coordinated by the Cornell VIVO team.

Projects are deliberately open-ended and do not focus on competition — outcomes might include requirements gathering, review and prioritization of open issues, generation of sample data, developing more detailed business plans for VIVO search, generating proposals for new areas of the ontology, and writing or updating documentation, in addition to coding or working on data ingest.  Collaboration will be key, and a major goal of the event is to help grow a larger community of users motivated to contribute to one or more aspects of VIVO according to their interests, abilities, and priorities.

You are invited to send one or more people to the event as a way to engage with other membership institutions and with a talented group of individual developers, implementers, and ontologists.

More information is available on the VIVO wiki at, with logistics at

Attendees are asked to register promptly at The Hotel Ithaca room block (VIVO) is guaranteed at the $129/night price through next Friday, September 12 — 607 272-1000.