Course Overview
This Hackathon aims to develop two H3ABioNet Databases and Resources Work Package Portals: African Precision Medicine Portal (APMP) - a web based portal to collate and curate pharmacogenomics and other genomic medicine metadata specific to African populations, as well as links to existing precision medicine implementation tools and resources in order to support precision medicine initiatives within Africa. African Microbiome Portal (AMP) - a web based portal to collate, curate and provide primary references for African specific microbiome metadata and resources for African based microbiome research. The hackathon participants will be divided into three streams: Stream A for the African Precision Medicine web portal development, Stream B for the African Microbiome web portal development and Stream C for testing the portals. An additional team for writing and drafting a manuscript about the hackathon will also be formed. Stream A and B will consist of technical programming members as well as portal content experts. Stream C consists local undergraduate students who should be recruited from IPT for testing the two portals. The Hackathon will consist of a series of introduction and background talks to the objectives of both portals during the first day and portals design and development breakout group sessions during 2nd- 5th days of the hackathon.
Intended Audience
This hackathon is aimed at H3ABioNet project members who will be involved in the development of the H3ABioNet portals
Skill level of training: Advanced
Language: English
Credential awarded: No credential awarded
Type of training: Face-to-face
Venue of the course: Institut Pasteur de Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia
Dates for the course: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 CAT to 14:30 CAT
Course organisers: Kais Ghedira, Faisal Fadlelmola, Souiai Oussama, Samar Kassim, Scott Hazelhurst, Sumir Panji, Nicola Mulder
Participation: Open application for H3ABioNet and H3Africa consortium members who have an element of precision medicine or microbiome in their projects objectives and are able to contribute to the outcomes of the hackathon.
Course Sponsors: H3ABioNet and Institut Pasteur de Tunis H3ABioNet Node
Course objectives

Classroom applications

Registration for classrooms opens: Thu, 01/01/1970
Registration for classrooms closes: Thu, 01/01/1970
Link to classroom application form:
Notification date for successful classrooms: Thu, 01/01/1970
Maximum number of participants that may be accepted per classroom will be capped at

Participant applications

Registration for participants opens: Thu, 01/01/1970
Registration for participants closes: Thu, 01/01/1970
Participant registration link:
Syllabus and Tools

Participants will be are encouraged to work through the following resources to enable them to gain the most from the Hackathon:

  1. SQL querying language
  2. HTML5, PHP, CSS
  3. Bioschemas:

Please note: Successful applicants will be required to attend a series of online planning meetings before the hackathon commences and post-hackathon meetings.

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