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Announcing the NF Hackathon in San Francisco

Announcing the NF HACKATHON! Over 120 researchers, data scientists, and engineers will come together on September 13-15 at the Google Launchpad in San Francisco to explore and analyze data from the NF Data Portal, the leading open source collection of genomic and clinical data dedicated to the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis. This intensive 3-day event will merge together the fields of genomic medicine, computer science and vision, statistics, and bioinformatics in the quest for innovative new insights into rare diseases like NF. Attendees can participate in person or remotely, and the vast majority will be new to the NF field, thereby expanding NF awareness as well as introducing new perspectives to NF research. The winners of the Hackathon will have the opportunity to present their findings at the NF Conference the following week, the world’s largest scientific meeting of NF researchers, clinicians and experts.  The NF Hackathon is hosted by the Children’s Tumor Foundation in partnership with Sage Bionetworks and SVAI, and supported by a growing list of sponsors. To learn more about the Hackathon and to sign up to participate, please visit

official hashtags:   #EndNF  #HackNF2019