Brainhack Ankara

1-3 December 2020

Middle East Technical University

Virtual/ Worldwide /Somewhere on the planet


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This is the very first edition of Brainhack Ankara! Our event is going to run completely virtual this year. Brainhack Ankara is local chapter of an umbrella organization Brainhack and its virtual version Brainhack Global. The purpose of Brainhack is to bridge the data science and neuroscience research communities to advance the progress of brain science research. Brainhack is a unique conference that convenes researchers from across the globe and myriad disciplines to work together on innovative projects related to neuroscience.

Brainhack Global is dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy can be found here: Code of Conduct

If you notice any sort of code of conduct violation please report CoC violation form of Brainhack Ankara firstly. Our safety team would get in touch as soon as you report any incident.


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December 1, 2020
12:00-12:45 Opening Remarks by Brainhack Ankara Organization.
12:45-13:00 Break
13:00-15.00 Things I wished I knew when I starded coding (with Matlab).Instructor: Remi Gau, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Crossmodal perception plasticity lab at the Université catholique de Louvain.
15:00-16:00 Project Pitches.
16:00-17.00 Unconference: Brainhacking in clinical/nonmethods - oriented settings. Instructor: Instructor: Valentina Borghesani, Postdoctoral Researcher at Psychology Department of the Université de Montreal.
December 2, 2020
10:30-11:00 Unconference: Brainhack Proceedings.
11:00-11:50 Open Development Tools: an overview. Instructor: Stefano Moia
11:50-12:00 Break
12:00-14:00 Introduction to Python. Instructor Ömer Cengiz.
14:00-15:00 Introduction to Deep Learning. Instructor: Ugur Halıcı.
15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-16:00 Unconference: Brainhack NeuronPaper Presentation
16:00-16:30 Models to Experiments in Decision Making. Insructor:Devin Özbağcı.
16:30-17:00 Break
17:00-17:45 An Introduction to Datalad. Instructor: Adina S. Wagner.
17:45-18:00 Break
18:00-19:00 Git & Github Tutorial. Instructors: Stefano Moia, Melvin Selim Atay.
19:00-20:00 Unconference on Queer Theory and Being Queer in Academia. Panelists: Ezgi Yılmaz, Ali Erdoğan. Hosts: Unikuir Association Representatives (Özgür Gür, Melvin Selim Atay)
20:00-20:30 Learning Algorithm for Random Booleean Networks. Instructor: Arash Ashrafnejad.
December 3, 2020
10:00-10:30 Lightning Talk: Katja Heuer, Towads a Collaborative Neuroscience.
Cancelled due to pandemic. Rebooting the Brain: How electroconvulsive therapy helps reducing depressive symptoms. Instructor: Elif Dilan Yücel
10:45-19:15 Free Hacking Time
12:00-12:30 Project Wrap-up I, overall discussions.
16:00-16:30 Tim Gilboy, demo on Sourcery.
17:00-17:30 Sebastian Urchs, demo on Plotly.
19:15-20:00 Project Wrap-up II, overall discussions.
20:00-20:30 Closing Remarks and Recap

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Brainhack Ankara is supported by: Department of Neuroscience and Neurotechnology, Middle East Technical University