It was great to see how much open tech for neuroscience activity is happening at the SfN conference this week, I copy below the Open Ephys newsetter - there is a workshop, social and obviously a presence from specific projects with posters/talks/stands.
Inspiration for those of us in different fields to step up our game at getting open hardware for science on the agenda at our major conferences
The Open Ephys team is excited to be back at SfN, where we’ll be exhibiting at booth 3038. Here’s where you can find us at the conference:
Open Ephys Booth
Sunday Nov 12 through Wednesday Nov 15
Exhibit Hall Booth 3038
From Sunday morning onward, we’ll be hanging at the Open Ephys exhibitor booth right alongside the poster aisle. Come check out our classic electrophysiology data acquisition system, our next-generation acquisition system (ONIX), and our torque-free commutators for Neuropixels probes, UCLA Miniscopes, and classic Intan headstages. We’ll also be showing off our new ONIX headstages for Neuropixels 1.0 and 2.0, a 64-channel stim/record headstage for ONIX, a fully bi-directional stim/record headstage, and headstages with integrated 3D tracking that work with our classic system. That’s only a fraction of what will be on display – stop by to learn about all of the tools we’re selling, as well as our options for user training, and grab some flashy swag!
While you’re in the area, be sure to visit our booth neighbors at the Bonsai Foundation (3032) and Cambridge NeuroTech (3039). We’re glad to have both of them nearby!
Also, please check out the open positions now available on our team in both Atlanta and Lisbon. If you or someone you know might be interested in working for Open Ephys, come say hello!
Workshop on Open-Source Research Tools
Friday Nov 10, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
This workshop, which is sponsored by the Open Behavior Project and American University’s Center for Neuroscience and Behavior, will feature talks by the developers of some of the most widely used open-source tools in systems neuroscience. At 11 am, Ceci Herbert will give a presentation on both Open Ephys acquisition systems, including a live demo of how the acquisition board can be integrated with different software and devices. If you’ve already registered for this event, we’re looking forward to seeing you there!
Open-Source Technology Social
Sunday Nov 12, 6:45 - 8:45 pm
Westin - Rooms 8/9
Ceci Herbert is a co-chair and Jakob Voigts is a featured guest at this social for researchers building and using open-source tools. This is a great opportunity to meet the people behind your favorite gadgets, and maybe even find a new collaborator for your next development project!
Using Neuropixels with the Open Ephys GUI
Sunday Nov 12 through Tuesday Nov 12
Exhibit Hall Booth 3233
The Open Ephys GUI works with all available Neuropixels types and has several plugins (such as the Probe Viewer) that are optimized for processing and visualizing data from these probes. To learn more about how your experiments can benefit from these features, come visit Josh Siegle at one of his “Meet the Experts” sessions at the Neuropixels booth (3233), happening Sunday at 1:30-2:30 pm and 4-5 pm, and Monday at 1-2 pm. In addition, Pavel Kulik and Anjal Doshi will be presenting a poster on Open Ephys plugins on Tuesday afternoon (poster board XX77), and will be holding their own Meet the Experts session at the Neuropixels booth on Tuesday morning from 10-11 am.
Finally, the Open Ephys software team is busy preparing a major new release of GUI – if you use this software for your experiments, we’d greatly appreciate your participation in the following survey to help guide our development: https://open-ephys.typeform.com/software-survey.
See you in DC!
The Open Ephys Team