[OKFN-EN] Critical Care 'Data Marathon' this weekend at UCL (4-5 Jan 2014)

Pollard, Tom tom.pollard.11 at ucl.ac.uk
Thu Jan 2 13:49:06 UTC 2014

Dear all,

This is a quick note to invite you to an informal ‘data marathon' that we will be holding at UCL this weekend (Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th of January). The plan is to remotely participate in the Critical Data Marathon at MIT: http://criticaldata.mit.edu/events/hackathon/

Over the weekend we’ll identify one or two questions relating to critical care patients and then attempt to answer them using the MIMIC II Critical Care Database (http://mimic.physionet.org/). A list of proposed questions is available at: http://criticaldata.mit.edu/events/hackathon/ideas.php. Additional ideas are welcomed!

We’ll be holding the hackday in the UCL Graduate Hub (http://www.grad.ucl.ac.uk/resources/), which is off the corridor behind the Print Room Cafe. You can get there by entering the UCL campus from Malet Place: http://goo.gl/maps/KBjmr

We’ll be meeting outside the Print Room Cafe at 9.30am on Saturday 4th. If you arrive later then you can come straight the UCL Graduate Hub or give me a call on 07876 348605 and I’ll find you. Internet will be available via the university’s Eduroam, but I’m sure we can arrange something for people who don’t have access.

Saturday 4th January -
9.30am: meet outside the Print Room Cafe (people arriving later can go straight to the UCL Graduate Hub).
9.45 - 1pm: hacking session (+ make a short intro video to send to MIT).
1-2pm: grab some lunch from somewhere nearby.
2-later: continue hacking then maybe go for food and a drink.

Sunday 5th January -
9.30am: meet at the UCL Graduate Hub and continue hacking. Aim to finish at about 6pm.

Why come?:
It’ll be a relaxed day or two where you’ll meet some interesting people and learn about the MIMIC II database and the people behind it. Hopefully we’ll learn a little about coding and data analysis from each other, and if things go really well we’ll make some progress on a clinical question (and tell the people at MIT about it). There are also some rewards from MIT for the best projects.

No preparation is required, but ideally you should register for access to the MIMIC database by following the instructions here: http://www.physionet.org/mimic2/mimic2_access.shtml. All communication with the workshop participants will be coordinated with Google+, so it would also be good to follow the Google+ page: https://plus.google.com/b/109750118158423865841

Hope to see some of you on Saturday!
If you’re planning to join us it would be great if you could drop me an email in advance to give me an idea about numbers.

Tom Pollard

Postgraduate Research Student
University College Hospital
& Mullard Space Science Laboratory
235 Euston Road
London NW1 2BU

E: tom.pollard.11 at ucl.ac.uk
M: +44 (0)7876 348605
Skype: tomjpollard
Twitter: @tompollard
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