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OpenBCI Hackathon

Our lab is going to be hosting an OpenBCI hackathon on November 21, 2016, starting at 3PM.  It's open to whoever wants to come, and we'll provide pizza.  Location: Fourth Floor Library, Moore Hall, Dartmouth College.  We hope you'll join us!

If this is successful (i.e., fun), we'll be doing a series of these.  If unsuccessful, we'll all cry ourselves to sleep, remove all evidence that this ever happened, and never speak of it again.  So it's a win-win sort of thing!

If you're interested in joining us, please let us know, and/or add your name to the "Attendees" list on our project's Trello Board.

We've also created a GitHub repository for the project.  If you check out the README file (visible from the link to the repository) it'll tell you how to get set up, describe some goals we've come up with for the hackathon, etc.  We started with some pretty crazy ideas at an initial planning session, but after some discussion our goal for this first hackathon has become much more down-to-earth: we're going to see if we can stream data from an OpenBCI headset and visualize it using a new package we're developing for visualizing high dimensional data.  In future hackathons we're imagining doing some fun brain decoding demos (feel free to add your ideas to the brainstorm list on Trello).

We've also create a Slack group for this project that you can sign up for with a Dartmouth email address.  If you don't have a Dartmouth email address but want to join, let us know and we'll add you to the list.  Mostly we'll use the Slack channel on big day itself, but if people want to coordinate or ask questions beforehand, it's a good place.

Hope to see you there (wherever "there" ends up being)!