Below is a list of information that will be needed for next week. Please read it thoroughly and make sure to review the sections appropriate for your registration.
The hackathon will be held at the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building on the University of Colorado’s East Research Campus.
The address is:
3415 Colorado Ave
Boulder, CO 80303
Parking, Walking, and Public transportation
The JSCBB building is conveniently located along the Boulder Creek path, if you are staying in many of the hotels in town please consider walking to the building and enjoying the beautiful weather in Boulder.
RTD operates a wide network of bus lines in Boulder, public transportation is also a great option: https://bouldercolorado.gov/goboulder/bus. Google maps does a great job with Boulder bus lines for easier access to the schedules
Parking is available on the east and west sides of the building for an hourly fee but spaces are very limited. The campus meters use the “Parkmobile” app for mobile payment with different parking zones listed on the signs. There is free parking in the neighborhood on the south side of Colorado avenue but please check all signs as there are some restrictions in place.
For further information please see this link: https://www.colorado.edu/biofrontiers/JSCBB
All workshop and hackathon attendees should plan on bringing their own laptops to participate in the event.
Wireless access will be available by connecting to the “UCB Guest” network. You will need to register with the system every 24 hours to maintain access.
Please use this phone number during the event if you need immediate help. Please keep in mind this should only be used during work hours barring exceptional circumstances.
The workshop will take place in room A108 and the schedule is available here. As a note, there is an optional hour before the workshop for those of you who need help. We will NOT have the capacity to help people individually after that hour to get SSH keys and GitHub access squared away, so if you are unsure, please plan to show up during this time.
The workshop will be utilizing cloud instances for compute-intensive work that likely wouldn’t run on peoples’ laptops. This means you will have to be able to login to the instances via SSH. macOS and Linux users will be ready to go out of the gate, but Windows users will need a program like Git Bash installed prior to the event.
NB: If you are attending the workshop, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your GitHub username by 12:00 PM Sunday 6/16 so we can have your workshop instance ready to go on Monday morning.
We’ll be using GitHub extensively in the workshop. SSH keys added to your GitHub account will also be used to shell into cloud instances that will be used to work on during the workshop. If you don’t already have an account on GitHub, you can sign up here. Instructions for generating an SSH key can be found here (you can skip the part about adding your key to ssh-agent), and adding the key to your GitHub account is detailed here. Note: there are tabs at the top of the documentation sections for selecting the OS you are working on.
Conference participants have it easy! Show up on the conference day (6/18) and find the main lobby by the Etai’s coffee shop. There will be a table setup to get your name tag and check in, then we’ll direct you to the conference room (A108). Please plan to join us after talks for the wine and cheese reception to catch up with speakers and other conference participants!
The hackathon portion of the event often sees changes in scheduling due to teams needing additional time for presentations and such. As such, we keep the schedule in a working document instead of on the website. Please see this Google doc link for the daily schedule, and keep it handy during the hackathon since it gets updated often!
We’ll be using GitHub extensively during the hackathon. SSH keys added to your GitHub account will also be used to shell into cloud instances that will be used to work on during the workshop. If you don’t already have an account on GitHub, you can sign up here. Instructions for generating an SSH key can be found here (you can skip the part about adding your key to ssh-agent), and adding the key to your GitHub account is detailed here. Note: there are tabs at the top of the documentation sections for selecting the OS you are working on.
Have questions? Ask us here.