About

A hackathon for increasing MRI accessibility

2-3 May 2024

We organized MRathon 2024 in collaboration with the ezyMRI NerdFest , focusing on the increasing the accessibility of MRI through open-source and vendor-neutral pulse sequence programming.

MRathon aims to bring together experts to share knowledge and collaborate on new solutions for ensuring transparency and accessibility in MRI research.


A stellar list of MRI experts

Experts who specialize in implementing cutting-edge research into open-source projects will be present during the hackathon to offer valuable insights on the latest developments in the vendor-neutral ecosystem.

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Maxim Zaitsev
University of Freiburg
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Nadia Blostein
École Polytechnique de Montréal
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Michael Lustig
UC Berkeley
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Nikola Stikov
École Polytechnique de Montréal
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Mathieu Boudreau
École Polytechnique de Montréal
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Agah Karakuzu
École Polytechnique de Montréal
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Sophie Schauman
Karolinska Institutet
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Rita G. Nunes
Universidade de Lisboa
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Tiago Fernandes
Universidade de Lisboa
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Peder Larson
UCSF

A sprint to push boundaries for collective creativity

Participants who would like to work on a coding project are welcome to submit their project idea for making MRI research more accessible!

Registration

Registration is now open!


MRathon is a volunteer-driven effort!

In addition to organizing the hackathon, we also bring you the legendary MRathon Highlights after-party, and we do this without the support of the ISMRM.

Both MRathon and the Highlights party have been free for everybody, but we would appreciate a small donation to prevent no-shows and to encourage us to keep going.

As a thank you, every donation of $50 will include a VIP ticket and a free drink at the MRathon Highlights after-party on May 9 (following the ISMRM closing reception)



Socialize

This is a great opportunity to enhance your network and start new collaborations!

From ideas to action

A hackathon pitch is an excellent launching pad to bring your accessible MRI ideas to life! If you have a project in mind, don't forget to open a GitHub issue to have it displayed on our website 👇

Hack

Channel your inner Jackie Chan of coding - swift moves, creative improvisation, and the perfect kick of problem-solving, all in the quest for accessible MRI!

PITCH AN MRATHON PROJECT
VENUE

Jackie Chan Heritage House in SUTD Campus

SUTD's Jackie Chan Pavillion II

8 Somapah Rd, Singapore 487372

👉 Some interesting facts about this building donated by famous 🎬⭐️ Jackie Chan!

Day-1

Breakfast

9h-10h
Dyson’s Lab @ SUTD

Take a late breakfast, don't be hasty,
Get ready for a hacking party!

Breakfast
Pitch session

Pitch session

10h-12h
Dyson’s Lab @ SUTD

Pitch your MRI project with passion and might,
Attract people with your vision, make it shine bright.
Encourage a code sprint, let creativity appeal,
Bring your project to life, make it real.

Create a GitHub Issue

Hacking

13h-16h
Dyson’s Lab @ SUTD

If you've found your project or formed a team,
Let the code fill your screen, like a dev's dream.
Time is short, but your skills are fit,
You can do it, just git add & commit.

Hacking
Day-2

Breakfast

9h-10h
Dyson’s Lab @ SUTD

This is the second breakfast, the last hackathon day,
You've achieved a ton, don't let it sway!
Feed your brain for one last round,
Caffeinate yourself to stand your ground!

Breakfast
Hack-eat-hack

Hack-eat-hack

11h-16h
Dyson’s Lab @ SUTD

Let keyboards click like a hailstorm,
As headphones blasting your favorite song,
Git push in a rush what could go wrong?
You're almost there, stay strong!

Wrap up

16h-17h
Dyson’s Lab @ SUTD

Somebody told me your code has a back-end
And even a front-end
That you coded in MRathon this year
It's not confidential, you've got potential
So show us what you've done!

Wrap up
Social

Social

18h
TBD

If this was all chatGPT
Would not it be a pity?
For we all have creativity
Don't we deserve a party!

Checked a box, I am not a robot
Selected the squares and whatnot
So let's celebrate this organic compound
With good music, good drinks, and good sound 🕺💃

Organizers
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Agah Karakuzu

École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montreal Heart Institute, University of Montréal

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Huang Shaoying

SUTD Singapore

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Le Thu Thao

National Heart Centre Singapore

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Mathieu Boudreau

École Polytechnique de Montréal

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Jane Abdo

École Polytechnique de Montréal

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Nikola Stikov

École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montreal Heart Institute, University of Montréal

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