Registration Workshop

ImgLib2 and BigDataViewer Hackathon Brno

About event

This hackathon is intended for both newcomers and experienced developers and will include a learnathon part during the first days. Participants are free to work on any topic related to ImgLib2 and/or BigDataViewer, be it improving the core libraries, or using them in other projects. We will be hosting the authors or the key contributors of the ImgLib2, BigDataViewer, BigVolumeViewer, BigStitcher, QuPath, Mastodon, Elephant and sciview software packages. Our aim is that the hackathon will be a melting pot of ideas where you will have the opportunity to work alongside, and learn from experienced developers and mentors, helping you to move forward with your own image processing and visualization projects.

We now especially invite new developers, who are interested in contributing to this community - either developing existing or new tools or handling data using above mentioned or related software. This hackathon could be for you, even if you have no or limited previous experience using these software. Prior experience of programming (ideally Java but not strictly limited to that programming language) is however a requirement. This hackathon aims to provide an inclusive platform where everyone can thrive. We therefore actively encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. Please, apply below to join us in Brno in October.

To apply, please share with us (on less or around half a page) your programming experience, what you are currently working on and how this hackathon could help you and your project(s). Please also mention what you would like to work on or contribute during the hackathon. You are welcome to think big ;-)

The registration closes on 31st Aug 2023.

(We have unfortunately a limited number of spots available on-site so we need to reserve our right to select among applicants.)



Detailed location

10-13 October, CEITEC MU building, at Kamenice Street 753/5
14-18 October, nearby conference hotel (Campea)

Accommodation and Food

Campea Apartments
Full pension: Breakfast, lunch and (in principle) all dinners are included
Catering in the event room: Coffee, cookies and snacks etc. non-stop :-) 

Saturday non-hacking event

Part of the day is reserved for sightseeing of the city and social activities

What’s not covered

Travels to and from Brno, local transportation, and purchases outside the program (e.g. independent restaurant visits)


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Tentative programme

  • Tue 10th Oct: Warm up
  • Wed 11th & Thu 12th Oct: Learnathon for newcomers + Hackathon
  • Fri 13th Oct: Hackathon for the brave
  • Sat 14th -> Wed 18th Oct: Main hackathon

During weekend (Saturday) we will also arrange sightseeing and social activities based on weather.

Everyday we will have an online session with remote participants.

More information

This project has been made possible in part by grant number 2021-237557 from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative DAF, an advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation.


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10. - 18. 10. 2023
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Vladimír Ulman, Ph.D., Nils Norlin, Ph.D.
CEITEC MU, Lund University


CEITEC MU, University Campus Bohunice, Building E35, Room 145