BSC co-organizes the bitsxlaMarató, a hackathon to collaborate with knowledge and donations in the Marató of TV3 for minority diseases

05 November 2019

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), the Faculty of Computer Science of Barcelona (FIB), the Campus Docent de Sant Joan de Déu and the Hackers @ UPC (organizers of the HackUPC) organize the bitsxlamarató, a Hackathon to collaborate with the Marató of TV3, which this year is dedicated to minority diseases.

For 3 days, on November 13, 14 and 15, up to 500 students, professors and researchers will work as a team to find solutions to the challenges posed to address diseases and improve the quality of life of those affected and their environment.

The challenges will be oriented to two main objectives: accelerate the detection of minor diseases by bioinformatics and create technological proposals that facilitate the day-to-day life of the affected people.

It will be a unique opportunity for students, researchers and teachers in the fields of health, biomedicine and technology, together with affected people, to work together to find innovative and practical solutions.

The Hackathon will include talks conducted by medical and technology research personnel, but also testimonies of people affected by a minority disease who will propose their own challenges.

During the last day of the Hackathon, which will coincide with the Marató of TV3, the teams will make the presentations and demonstrations of the solutions and proposals of solutions obtained.

BitsxlaMarató also collaborates with the Marató of TV3 through the collection of donations on the UPC campus, the Barcelona Supercomputing Center and the Campus Docent de Sant Joan de Déu.

More information on the website.