Welcome to BrainHack Boston 2019!

Thursday, November 14th, 2019 - Register for free

Open-source cloud computing tools for neuroimaging

As neuroscience heads towards big data, distributed computing, free exchange, and the cloud, come learn about some technologies paving the way. Held with BrainHack2019, BHB2019 event offers hands-on tutorials for attendees to convert their own neuroimaging solutions to the cloud using the ChRIS platform and the Mass Open Cloud. Learn about docker!

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About BHB2019

Bridging the gap between neuroimaging scientists and the latest technology.

Want to know how to distribute your work and take advantage of Cloud computing? You’ve heard of Containers, Docker, and ‘the Cloud’ and now you would like to know more? Attend our BrainHack event for introductory talks on these topics, learn how to translate these tools for neuroscience and convert your code for distribution to the wider research community with the ChRIS platform.

You: Beginner-to-Pro Neurohacker

Building pipelines and coding to for neuroimaging analysis.

Aim: Parcel and distribute your code

For the global community as open-source apps to be seamlessly executed on the Cloud.

How: Join BrainHack Boston

For introductory presentations and hands-on tutorials to get you started



FNNDSC Lab@Landmark Center, East Wing
401 Park Drive, Boston, MA, USA
Thursday, 14th November, 2019



Pre-requisites: Familiarity with programming (Python is most helpful) and the Linux OS.
Sign up for free GitHub and DockerHub accounts if you haven't got them yet.

Prepare for the hack with the following:


An idea

Bring an example code that you wish to convert into a Docker-image, or ChRIS plugin. We suggest having several examples with a varying range of simplicity i.e. from few dependencies to as many as you require. Bring example data to test your code/plugin.


A laptop

We recommend bringing a laptop with at least 8GB RAM which should be capable of running Docker and your image processing software.


Installed on your laptop

Docker (Visit this tutorial on how to set it up). It could save you a lot of time!



Time BrainHack Boston: Open-source cloud computing tools for neuroimaging
8:50 - 9:00 Arrive
9:00 - 9:10 Welcome
09:10 - 10:00 Tutorial: Introduction to Docker - What is it, and how to containerize your code
Rudolph Pienaar FNNDSC, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA

10:15 - 11:00 Tutorial: Introduction to ChRIS - An open-source platform to share your code and utilize cloud services
Rudolph Pienaar FNNDSC, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA

11:00 - 11.20 Break
11:20 - 13.00 Hack
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch (Provided)
14:00 - 15:20 Hack
15:20 - 15:40 Break
15:40 - 16:50 Hack
16:50 - 17:00 Closing Remarks



Registration is free!

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Have a question? Drop us a line:

Rudolph Pienaar - rudolph.pienaar|at|childrens.harvard.edu
Ai Wern Chung - aiwern.chung|at|childrens.harvard.edu