over 3 years ago

And the winner is...

Hey everyone,

The judges have weighed in! Go to the GENOME LINK Challenge gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions. Please reply to this email if you'd like individualized feedback on your project by the judges.
*Please note that the recipients of the Whole Genome Sequencing Participant Award (determined by lottery) will be notified by email separately in the next few days.

In addition to the winners, we'd also like to recognize @Adam Jones for developing a useful tool to integrate GENOME LINK API with Alexa, and proactively lending a hand to a fellow…

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over 3 years ago

22.5 hours left on the clock!

Hey contestants,

There's little time on the clock left! Make sure to submit your GENOME LINK Challenge app by 5pm (PT) April 10, 2018

Here's the final checklist of things to submit:

- Link to video
A comprehensive demo of your app's features and functionality and why it's awesome (max 5min)

- Link to availability
A website, functioning demo, or test build. (If your website is private, please include login credentials.)

- Link to your github repo
(or if private, add knmkr as a collaborator)




If you have any questions about the hackathon, please email kristina@awakens.co

over 3 years ago

7 days left: Submit your GENOME LINK Challenge project

Hey GENOME LINK Challengers,

Please remember that the submission deadline is April 10, 2018 5pm PST. 7 more days!

If you have any last minute questions, don't hesitate to email me at kristina@awakens.co

Best of luck!


over 3 years ago

Submission deadline extended to April 10!

Good news: Submission deadline is pushed back to April 10!

You now have 41 days left to work on your app. Go go go!

over 3 years ago

Need help?

Hey GENOME LINK Challengers,

Do you feel that you have enough technical support in building out your app? Would having regular virtual office hours help?

Hit reply to let me know your thoughts!

I also encourage you to post questions on the discussion forum so that members of this community can help support each other. Otherwise, feel free to email me with questions at any time.




over 3 years ago

Prize added -- Get access to your whole genome data! All participants eligible to enter lottery for whole genome sequencing tickets

Hey Hackers,

This is Kristina from the Awakens team. We're announcing a new prize today!

5 Whole Genome Sequencing Tickets on the Illumina Platform 

This is a participation prize. Everyone who has made, either as an individual or part of a team, an eligible submission by the submission deadline is eligible for the prize. Awardees are determined by lottery during the judging period. Whole genome sequencing ticket is valued at $1500 each.


What's so great about getting access to my whole genome data?
- You only need to get sequenced once. (Most current consumer genetic tests only sequence at a…

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almost 4 years ago

Test your app out with dummy genome data

You can test your app's usability with the dummy data at the link below.

Good luck! And feel free to post questions on the Discussion Forum.


If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.