Welcome to the ABACBS 2023 Stereo-seq Spatial Data Challenge. Are you ready to explore the dynamic world of high-resolution spatial transcriptomics? Get set to dive into a thrilling competition that offers not just the excitement of discovery but the chance to win extraordinary prizes. Whether you're a seasoned data maverick or a curious newcomer, this challenge is your ticket to experiencing the power of spatial data analysis. The Challenge will be open from 9th to 30 November 2023. Embrace this chance to make your mark in spatial transcriptomics, and win epic prizes such as STOmics Cloud subscriptions valued up to $9,500, Fitbit Smart Watches, ergonomic wireless keyboard & mouse sets, STOmics Rubik's Cubes, and more, to keep your mind and boy fit! Seize this opportunity to wield the power of Stereo-seq, the most accessible spatial platform brought to you by MGI and STOmics.
Important Details: Once you sign up, you'll receive our handy info pack, complete with task descriptions and details on joining our interactive Slack community support group. No matter your technical experience, we've got your back!
If you're keen to dive into the world of spatial data analysis, either learn something new, challenge yourself, or just have a chance at these fantastic prizes, don't hesitate and sign up now by clicking the button below!. The Challenge is open to ABACBS delegates only. Experience the world of spatial data with the Stereo-seq Spatial Data Challenge at ABACBS 2023! 🚀
We strongly encourage you to thoroughly review and understand the challenge's terms and conditions listed at the bottom of the page, as compliance with these guidelines is essential for a fair and successful participation experience. If you have further questions or wish to talk to someone from the organising team please contact us at MGI_Australia@mgi-tech.com.
*The STOmics Cloud server is currently hosted in Singapore.
The challenge is open to all registered delegates of the ABACBS 2023 conference. If you haven’t registered yet you may register for the conference at the ABACBS website here.
No, the challenge is designed to accommodate participants with varying levels of experience, from beginners to experts. The provided Jupyter notebook offers step-by-step guidance to assist you. Subject to your level of experience and familiarity with Conda, you may need to spend 3 to 6 hours in total to complete all the tasks.
Subject to your level of experience and familiarity with Conda and Jupyter, you may need to spend 3 to 6 hours in total to complete all the tasks.
To ensure a smooth experience, participants should have a Windows or Linux (preferred) operating system, an Intel i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 processor with at least four cores, a minimum of 16GB of RAM, at least 15GB of storage space, and administrative rights to install Conda and related packages in their development environment.
Participant rankings will be based on the number of successfully completed tasks. In the event that multiple participants complete the same number of tasks, submission time will be used as a tiebreaker.
We have a dedicated Slack support group where you can seek assistance, interact with fellow participants, and get your questions answered. Sign up now and we’ll send you the details.
You can register for the challenge through the Sign-up Form here. Once you're registered, you'll receive instructions on how to participate in the challenge.
We're offering a range of exciting prizes, including STOmics Cloud subscriptions, Fitbit Smartwatches, ergonomic wireless keyboard and mouse sets, Rubik's cubes, and more. Visit the challenge landing page for detailed information on prizes.
The challenge opens from 12 pm (noon) AEDT, 9th November and closes at 12 pm (noon) AEDT, 30th November, 2023. Be sure to submit your work before the closing date.
We'll send email reminders during the challenge period. You can also follow our Slack channel https://join.slack.com/t/stomicsabacbs2023/shared_invite/zt-26hcbp1qo-knvuk7ssmRvkaEJeSTUhTw, where we'll be posting important updates and reminders.
Once the challenge begins, a OneDrive folder will be provided to all participants. It will contain the data set, instructions, reference documentation, and the submission link for your work.
Yes, for each individual task, you have the flexibility to pause your progress in the middle of the task and return to it at your convenience. You can put the task window aside, but it needs to remain open until you complete that specific task. Once a task is finished and your Jupyter Notebook is saved successfully onto your local drive, you are free to close the task window.
Certainly! You have the flexibility to stop or take breaks between tasks. The tasks are not interrelated, so you can choose to proceed to the next one at your own pace, allowing for a comfortable and adaptable experience during the challenge. Your progress between tasks can be managed according to your preference. However, remember that submission times are tiebreakers if you and other participants submit the work with the same level of completion.
To submit your work, please follow these guidelines:
· Place all your output files into a folder and name it in the format "FirstName_LastName_Institute."
· Zip the entire folder and use the same name for the zip file as the output folder.
· Upload the zip folder to our OneDrive Submission Link.
· Once you have uploaded your submission, a timestamp will be generated to confirm the submission time. Please ensure that your submission adheres to these requirements for a successful entry into the challenge.
After you've uploaded your files to our OneDrive Submission Link, a successful notification will be sent to your provided email address, confirming that your submission has been received and recorded. This confirmation ensures that your entry is in good standing for the challenge. Because the organising team will need to manually check the files submitted on a daily basis, please expect a turnaround time of up to 24 hours for confirmation of receipt.
Yes, you can still join the challenge even after it has started. The challenge is open for participation from the 9th to the 30th of November. So, there's plenty of time to explore, learn, and submit your work. Don't worry about joining late; it's about the experience and the opportunity to delve into the world of spatial data analysis. Your participation is valuable!
The cut-off time for submissions is 12 pm on 30th November Thursday, 2023, when the submission link will be deactivated. Please ensure that you submit your work before this deadline to be eligible for consideration in the challenge.
The results of the Challenge will be announced at the STOmics Morning Workshop during the ABACBS 2023 conference. You will also receive an email notification with the results and further instructions closer to the ABACBS conference.
There are terms and conditions that participants should be aware of when claiming their prizes:
· All prizes will be given out to the winners at the Winner Announcement during the STOmics Morning Workshop during the ABACBS 2023 conference (9-10am 7th Dec 2023 in UQ St. Lucia). Attendees can join the event physically or online. Please click the option of attendance when you sign up. Failure to attend may result in forfeiture of the prizes.
· Redemption Period: The first tier of prizes i.e. the STOmics Cloud subscriptions must be claimed within one year from the date they are awarded. After this period, unclaimed subscriptions will expire, and no compensation will be available.
· Non-transferable: The STOmics Cloud subscriptions are intended for the personal use of the winners and are not to be used for any commercial purposes. They are not to be sold, assigned, or otherwise transferred to another party. They are intended for the personal use of the winners.
· Compliance: The STOmics subscription winners are expected to comply with the terms and conditions of the STOmics Cloud service provider, including any usage policies and restrictions.
· Modification: The terms and conditions of the STOmics Cloud subscriptions are subject to change by the service provider, and winners are expected to adhere to any such changes.
· Cancellation: The service provider reserves the right to cancel or suspend subscriptions in cases of misuse, abuse, or violation of their policies.
By participating in the Stereo-seq Spatial Data Challenge, all participants agree to comply with the following terms and conditions.
To participate in the challenge, you must be a registered delegate for the ABACBS 2023 conference. No other eligibility criteria are required for participation.
The organisers of the challenge reserve the right to amend or modify the rules and regulations, as well as the structure of the competition, at any time without prior notice. We also retain the right to interpret and enforce these rules at our discretion.
Participants are provided with data sets and resources for the challenge, but they acknowledge that the data remains the property of the organizers. By participating, participants grant the organizers and their affiliates the right to use their work, including submissions, for promotional and educational purposes.
The organizers are not liable for any data loss, technical issues, or any other complications that may arise during the competition. Participants assume all risks and responsibilities associated with their participation.
Any participant found to be in violation of the rules or engaged in unethical conduct may be disqualified. The decision of disqualification is at the sole discretion of the organizers.
Prize distribution is at the discretion of the organizers. The organizers reserve the right to substitute prizes with others of equivalent value.
The personal information collected during registration will be used solely for the purpose of the challenge and will not be shared with third parties without explicit consent.
The organizers reserve the right to terminate the challenge or disqualify participants at any time if deemed necessary.
These terms and conditions are governed by the applicable laws of Queensland, Australia, and any disputes are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts within the state of Queensland.