code seminar

The research highlight for the day was a seminar led by Jeremy Magland (SCDA), about MountainView, his deployed code that sorts and presents data on neural recordings (cuts the data into spikes and clusters the spikes into neurons and presents the results visually). The great thing about the seminar is that it wasn't really about neuroscience, it was about code: How to structure and build and maintain a project of this scale, which works on both local and remote data. The audience was asked to weigh in on design issues and react to design choices. It was a very productive discussion and is a model for events we should do next year jointly between the SCDA and the new SCCA; both institutions will be building and supporting non-trivial software projects.

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