We are organizing the HARMONY 2014 hackathon here in Manchester.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2014

HARMONY, or the HAckathons on Resources for MOdeliNg in biologY, are annual meetings under the umbrella of the COMBINE network. HARMONY are a hackathon-type meetings, with a focus on development of the standards, interoperability and infrastructure. There are generally not many general discussions or oral presentations during HARMONY; instead, the time is devoted to allowing hands-on hacking and interaction between people focused on practical development of software and standards.

HARMONY 2014 will take place at the University of Manchester in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, April 22-25 2014. Registration is now open!

Thanks to Neil Swainston and Kieran Smallbone who have taken up the task of organizing the meeting!

The first SBML hackathon (as HARMONY was then called) in 2002 was also organized by Pedro Mendes. That meeting was focused on getting software packages to use the then new libSBML in order to promote the use of this standard. The last session ended at 2:00 AM with some participants going straight from the hackathon room to the airport check-in counter. This year in Manchester we hope that participants will also be able to experience a bit of Manchester's touristic offerings.