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2022 iBioMed Connect Workshop

IN-PERSON EVENT! iBioMed students are invited to get connected during this optional and FREE 5-day workshop. Get an intro to MATLAB, Python, 3D printing, productivity essentials, and more - not to mention a hackathon on days 4 and 5!

What is iBioMed Connect?

iBioMed Connect is an optional 5-day skills workshop for all iBioMed students. Sessions include programming fundamentals, CAD & 3D printing, an upper-year student panel, introductions to program resources, a two-day Hackathon and more! If you're a new iBioMed student, this is a great way to get a head start before class by learning technical and interpersonal skills. You'll also get to network with other iBioMed students and faculty.

Are you an upper-year iBioMed student who needs a bit of a refresher? No problem! Consider brushing up on your skills in our MATLAB, Python or Raspberry Pi workshops. 

Workshop Schedule

(NOTE: This schedule is subject to change and will be finalized closer to the event date):

Day 1: 

  • Kick-Off: Introductions
  • Upper-Year Student Panel (have all your iBioMed question answered by upper-year students!)
  • Student presentations (upper-year iBios share presentations about co-op, student life, reserach and more!)
  • AutoDesk, CAD, 3D Printing
  • Productivity Essentials

Day 2: 

  • MATLAB,
  • Campus / iBioMed tours with upper-year iBios
  • Intro to Pitching and Presention Skills

Day 3:

  • Python, Raspberry Pi, and sensors
  • Review session and re-cap
  • Intro to hackathon topics and brainstorming with iBioMed student mentors

Day 4: 

  • Hack-a-thon Day 1
  • Kick-off, overview of hackathon format and logistics
  • Idea presentation (students with design ideas present their ideas to all participants)
  • Voting and Hackathon groups are formed
  • Work time! (upper-year student mentors available to work with groups)

Day 5: 

  • Hack-a-thon Day 2 (continuation from Day 1)
  • Groups continue to work on their designs
  • Pitch competition
  • Judging and awards

Important Notes:

  • This workshop series is free and optional and has NO impact on your grades.
  • Although students may register for as many workshops as they like, we strongly encourage everyone to register for all workshops, as there will be crossover in content throughout the workshops. This is especially important for students registering for the Hackathon on days 4 and 5. All workshop content will provide tools and methods that will help as you work on your Hackathon projects.
  • iBioMed Connect is a seperate workshop series from Ember hosted by McMaster Engineering. Check out more information on Ember.
  • This workshop is only available to current iBioMed students.

Learn about hardware and software requirements

Event Dates: Monday August 22 - Friday 26, 2022

Registration deadline: 11:59 PM EST Monday August 15, 2022

This event will be held IN-PERSON. Further information will be shared closer to the workshop date.

Please direct questions to: ibiomed@mcmaster.ca

Upcoming Events

Start Date Title Register Calendar
August 22, 20229:00 am - 11:00 am Day 1 Orientation and Kick-Off
August 22, 202211:00 am - 3:00 pm Day 1 - AutoDesk, CAD, 3D Printing
August 22, 20223:00 pm - 4:30 pm Day 1 - Productivity Essentials
August 23, 20229:00 am - 2:00 pm Day 2 - MATLAB and Campus Tour
August 23, 20222:00 pm - 3:30 pm Day 2 - Pitching and Presenting
August 24, 20229:00 am - 4:30 pm Day 3: Python, Raspberry Pi, and Sensors
August 25 - 26, 2022 Day 4 and 5 - iBioMed Hack-a-thon