Welcome to Brainhack Global 2021 - Australasia

Nov 29 - Dec 3

Register (join channel)


BrainHack Org

The purpose of Brainhack is to bridge the data science and neuroscience research communities to advance the progress of neuroscience. Brainhack is a unique conference that convenes researchers from across the globe and myriad disciplines to work together on innovative projects related to neuroscience.

Brainhack Global is dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy can be found here: Code of Conduct

BrainHack Global 2021

BrainHack Global (BHG) is a hackathon consisting of many local events in different regions around the world. Sign up to be involved with any of the international projects and connect with peers in the Australasia Hub for advice, training and social meet-ups.

Australasia Hub

BHG 2021 Australasia follows the format of successful virtual OHBM Brainhacks. New to computational neuroscience methods? Sign up to the training track to get a handle on all the basics. Ready to join in and start collaborating on projects? Then sign up for the hackathon-track and start hacking with your peers! Throughout the week there will also be virtual social events using Gather.town for everyone to meet up and get to know one another.

To register, please join the BrainHack-Australasia Mattermost channel (a Slack alternative). All comms about the event will happen through this channel so watch for notifications here! You can also register for the Zoom sessions you plan attend in the hack-track and train-track sections below.


Become part of the global brain-hackathon!



How to contribute



The list of projects that have been proposed

New project

New project

Submit your own proposal here

Get involved with interesting projects and form collaborations in Australasia and around the world.


From 0 to brain-hacker in 5 days: everything you wanted to know about brain-hacking but were too afraid to ask!

  • HPC and BASH basics

    Monday, Nov 29

    HPC and BASH basics

    Dragan Rangelov & Aswin Narayanan

    Learn about how to launch programs from the BASH prompt on High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters

  • Git and Github for researchers

    Tuesday, Nov 30

    Git and Github for researchers

    Johanna Bayer & Saskia Bollmann

    Learn how to use git and github effectively for open-source projects

  • Python scripting and environment management

    Wednesday, Dec 1

    Introduction to Python scripting and environment management

    Christopher Nolan & Angela Renton

    Learn how to manage Python environments and create sharable tools for your research projects

  • Containers

    Thursday, Dec 2


    Thomas Shaw & Steffen Bollmann

    Learn how to get started with running Docker and Singularity containers

  • Development tools

    Friday, Dec 3

    Development tools

    Tom Close & Kelly Garner

    Learn how to program efficiently and effectively with VSCode and test-driven development

  • Certified


Monday, November 29

11:00 - 12:00 AEDT
Welcome to Brainhack and project pitches
15:00 - 17:00 AEDT
High Performance Computing (HPC) use and bash scripting basics
17:00 - 18:00 AEDT
BrainHack Trivia!
+ All day project hacking!

Tuesday, November 30

11:30 - 12:00 AEDT
Project status updates
12:00 - 13:00 AEDT
Gather.town Lunch!
15:00 - 17:00 AEDT
Git and GitHub for researchers
+ All day project hacking!

Wednesday, December 1

11:30 - 12:00 AEDT
Project status updates
15:00 - 17:00 AEDT
Intro to Python scripting and environment management
+ All day project hacking!

Thursday, December 2

11:30 - 12:00 AEDT
Project status updates
16:00 - 18:00 AEDT
17:30 - 19:00 AEDT
Gather.town Drinks!
+ All day project hacking!

Friday, December 3

11:30 - 12:00 AEDT
Project status updates
15:00 - 17:00 AEDT
Development tools
+ All day project hacking!




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St Lucia


The Moon!

Mösting Crater

Mount Cotton

Outer Suburbs - Brisbane

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