BrainHack school brings together the Montreal data science community … online!

In light of the COVID19 measures of social distancing, the Brainhack school will be organized entirely online. Participants will need to have a computer, access to internet, and register to a number of online collaboration tools (see below). The school is organized by four different institutions (see below), and each institution takes the lead in organizing one of the weeks. The school will run from Monday to Friday for 4 weeks, with the exception of Moday, May 18th (Victoria day). The school will be (virtually) open each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a lunch break from 12 am to 1 pm.

McGill building

Quantitative Life Sciences, McGill University

Week 1 is organized by the team at the Quantitative Life Sciences program, at McGill University, lead by Pr Jean-Baptiste Poline.


Psychology, UdeM / CRIUGM

Week 2 is organized by the team at the Psychology department of Montreal University, as well as the Functional Neuroimaging Unit, Centre de recherche de l'institut de gériatrie universitaire de Montréal (CRIUGM), lead by Pr Pierre Bellec.

Concordia building

Computer Science Engineering, Concordia

Week 3 is organized by the team at the computer science engineering department of Concordia University, lead by Pr Tristan Glatard.

Polytechnique building

Engineering, Polytechnique

Week 4 will be organized by the team at the Montreal Polytechnique engineering school, lead by Pr Benjamin De Leener.

Logos of Zoom, Visual Studio Code and Slack.

Online communication tools

To facilitate the virtual sessions, we will use a bunch of different tools. This is not an extensive list of software that will be used, but Zoom, Slack and Visual Studio Code will be the main ones.