The Eleventh HOPE (2016): "Biology for Hackers and Hacking for Biology" (Download)
Friday, July 22, 2016: 10:00 am (Lamarr): Biotechnology is information technology - software that you can code and engineer. It is becoming very clear that biology needs to be approached with the same hacker ethic and mentality as software and hardware. Furthermore, the technology needed to hack biology is becoming much more accessible. In this panel, you’ll learn some of the basics of biology using terms and analogies that would be useful for hackers and for people in information technology. Basic points will be outlined on how to get started in biohacking, both virtually and physically. This talk will also cover the current state of biotechnology and how biology can be approached and improved upon through the philosophy and culture of hacking.
Kevin Chen, Jameson Dungan