Life Sci Hack: a global traveling in-person hackathon bridging the fields of software engineering and life science is coming to MozFest this year. We as Open Science and Open Source advocates want to provide aid to those who are improving and saving human lives regardless of business bottom line and product sales.

Our Challenges

Our honorable Speakers and Judges

DR. Tobias Von Der Haar

University of Kent

Charlotte Capitanchik

Speaker & Judge
Francis Crick Institute


Benevolent AI


Luc Hoffman Institute

Dr. Fane Mensah

Speaker & Judge

Stephanie Wright

Speaker & Judge


Experimental Civics

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October 25th - October 27th, 2019

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Event Schedules

Time Event / Activity
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Welcome / Breakfast in Landing Area
9:10 AM - 9:40 AM Speakers
9:40 AM - 9:50 AM Challenge Overview
9:50 AM Hacking Begins!
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Team Formation Check-In / Register All Teams
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Challenge Project / Mentor Check-In
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch in Landing Area
1:30 PM - 15:30 PM Hacking Continues
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Snack Break
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Mentor Check-In
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Open Social & Dinner (on your own)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Open Hacking Space
9:00 PM Close Space, Recommend 24-hr Coffee Places

What to Bring?

Preliminary to the event we will have a meetup for future hackers to showcase or talk more about their ideas and spur innovation. You are allowed to bring existing code to work on before the event begins so long as the project is not at it's near completion. Feel free to also use any recycled projects!

Check List

  • Bring a positive, can-do attitude
  • Your laptop (we won’t have spaces for a desktop setup)
  • Your own food if you have certain dietary requirements
  • Warm and comfortable clothes
  • A water bottle you can refill to stay hydrated
  • Your resume
  • Your existing code or recyclable material, everything is open source

Where we are Hacking

Mozilla House, 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ

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