Opentrons Hack-A-Tron 2019

As part of both the broader movement for a healthier internet and Mozilla's 2019 Global Sprint for Internet Health, Opentrons is announcing our first-ever community Hack-A-Tron!

This year, Opentrons participated in the Mozilla Open Leaders Program, through which our team learned a lot about the principles, practices, and skills we can use to mobilize our open-source community to solve shared problems and achieve shared goals.

We're designing an accessible, collaborative, and open platform that encourages the discovery, creation, contribution, and sharing of automated scientific workflows. This requires a lot of co-development, feedback, and participation from our community -- so as part of Mozilla's Global Sprint for Internet Health, we're pleased to announce our first-ever hackathon (or should we say, Hack-A-Tron)! 🎉🤖

Hack-A-Tron 2019 will take place from May 10th at 6pm EST -- May 11th at 6pm EST. No matter where you are in the world, we hope you'll join us and become a part of the Opentrons community!

📝 Sign up!

Make sure to fill out this form so we'll know how you plan to participate.

🗺 Show up!

In person: At OT HQ (20 Jay Street, Ste 528, Brooklyn NY, 11201)
Remote: From anywhere in the world with an internet connection! 🌍

🤖 Participate!

We need help with everything, and there's a way for everyone to participate. You can give us feedback on our documentation, help us improve or add protocols to our Protocol Library, do cool software and hardware hacks, and more - sky's the limit! You can even use our GUI to design a protocol like this one and have us run it for you and send you the video:

There's more information coming soon, but please make sure to check out the Hack-A-Tron webpage and Github repo to learn more ways you can participate, and please email us at if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you -- either in person or online!