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DC Code Convergence 2019

EVERYONE: Please have these downloaded before Monday morning!

The wifi at the FAES SAC is pretty good, but if we’re all downloading large volumes of data at the same time, it’s going to start to drag a bit.

If you think you might want the AFNI Bootcamp data next week, download them here

John has compiled a set of instructions for container based setup. Please try to download containers you want to use before Monday so that we don’t all lose a day waiting on downloads.


We’ll be at the FAES Social and Academic Center (SAC) (9101 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD).


From 9:00 am to 6:00 pm-ish Monday, November 11th to Friday, November 15th. Wednesday evening there will be a celebration at Bob’s house - about 1 mile from the FAES center.


Bob will do an introductory presentation on Monday at 10:00 am, covering some aspects of AFNI that will be helpful for hacking with it that you might not be totally familiar with. Other than that, we’ll run the week with relatively little formal structure. If there are topics, packages, tools, etc. that anyone would like to discuss, we’ll pick a time and add it to the schedule below, announce it on MatterMost, and maybe Bob’s twitter feed @AFNIman.

We’ll be using MatterMost for the group chat for this event. Please join us there. (Maybe start keeping an eye on this channel Sunday evening, we’ll be making ad-hoc social plans on that channel.)

Tentative Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, the event will run from 9:00am to ~6:00pm

Monday, November 11th

Tuesday, November 12th

Wednesday, November 13th

Thursday, November 14th

Friday, November 15th


Since we’re a little bit isolated over at the FAES SAC, we’ll be ordering in for lunches.

Code of conduct

The DC Code Convergence is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled at the discretion of the DC Code Convergence staff.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to: Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion. Sexual images in public spaces Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following Harassing photography or recording Sustained disruption of talks or other events Inappropriate physical contact Unwelcome sexual attention Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior


Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, event organizers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the conference.

Event organizers may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants. We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities. We think people should follow these rules outside event activities too!


If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone. We want you to be happy at our event. People like you make our event a better place.

You can make a report either personally or anonymously.

Anonymous Report

You can make an anonymous report here We can’t follow up an anonymous report with you directly, but we will fully investigate it and take whatever action is necessary to prevent a recurrence.

Personal Report

You can make a personal report by: Calling or messaging this phone number: 864-650-6005. This phone number will be continuously monitored for the duration of the event. Contacting a member of the DC code convergence organizing committee, including Bob Cox, Adam Thomas, or Dylan Nielson. When taking a personal report, our staff will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard. They may involve other staff to ensure your report is managed properly. Once safe, we’ll ask you to tell us about what happened. This can be upsetting, but we’ll handle it as respectfully as possible, and you can bring someone to support you. You won’t be asked to confront anyone and we won’t tell anyone who you are.