Reich co-organizes HackEbola datafest at UMass Amherst

November 14, 2014

This electron micrograph depicts Ebola virus particles (red) budding from a chronically-infected cell (blue).
(Image courtesy of U.S. Centers for Disease Control)

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Nicholas Reich is a co-organizer of HackEbola, a weekend-long hackathon event taking place November 21-23, 2014.

"HackEbola is focused on bringing students, faculty, and other professionals together to learn more about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa by analyzing real-time data on the epidemic and response," says Reich.

Participants will be encouraged to work in teams at the UMass Amherst campus over the weekend. Participants will be provided snacks, beverages, and lunches free of cost.

More details on HackEbola are available on the event website.

Online registration is encouraged.