[Biojava-dev] Hackathon update
holland at eaglegenomics.com
Mon Aug 3 09:29:17 EDT 2009
Good plan - my worry is whether or not people can get 2 weeks off in
the same year for the purposes of a hackathon.
But, if people are willing, I'm happy to set up both. It does mean
extra cost in terms of venue hire etc. - do you have any ideas as to
On 3 Aug 2009, at 14:10, Scooter Willis wrote:
> It probably wouldn’t hurt to try and do both. Waiting a year delays
> getting started and because the two events are six months apart it
> increases the odds of those who may be able to attend both. This way
> at BOSC/ISMB we can have good momentum and stability for the current
> modules. The BOSC/ISMB can then be focused on recruiting new
> developers with a focus on new modules, code examples, docs etc.
> It also probably makes sense to try and identify/recruit Java based
> bioinformatics open source applications that have needed or
> interesting functionality to “biojava” enable the algorithm of the
> application. This could be a good theme for the BOSC/ISMB conference
> to have current Biojava developers work with developers of other
> java bioinformatics application to port key functionality so that it
> works with Biojava core.
> On 8/3/09 7:51 AM, "Richard Holland" <holland at eaglegenomics.com>
> Hi guys,
> 10 people responded (including me). 5 of those are in Cambridge, UK, 3
> are in the US, 1 in Spain, and 1 in Singapore. 2 wanted to combine the
> hackathon with a holiday, and 3 suggested linking the hackathon with a
> conference, which would almost certainly increase chances of getting
> funding for travel/accommodation from employers.
> So, I have two options. Venues in both cases to be worked out later:
> 1. Cambridge, UK, January 18th-22nd 2010. I know this is the middle
> of the winter in the UK, but on the bright side, the Cambridge Winter
> Beer Festival runs from the 22nd-24th, so that's something to cheer
> you up at the end of the hackathon.
> 2. Boston, USA, July 5th-8th 2010 (immediately before BOSC which is
> 9th-10th (TBC), then ISMB which is 11th-14th).
> Both have pros and cons - the Cambridge meeting means 50% of the
> delegates could attend for free and we might even be able to get a
> free venue, whereas the Boston meeting would be attractive to anyone
> already planning to attend BOSC or ISMB who might otherwise not be
> able to find funding for travel.
> I'm going to stick my neck out and suggest that BOSC/ISMB is the
> better choice, simply because of the wider range of potential
> delegates to attend the hackathon. We could always have a Cambridge
> mini-meeting at some other time. So, unless anyone objects, pencil in
> your diary for July 5th-8th in Boston.
> Please could all those interested vote yes or no for this plan so that
> I can find a suitably sized venue. Attendance will need to be
> confirmed by the date the venue sets for final booking/payment.
> Richard Holland, BSc MBCS
> Operations and Delivery Director, Eagle Genomics Ltd
> T: +44 (0)1223 654481 ext 3 | E: holland at eaglegenomics.com
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Operations and Delivery Director, Eagle Genomics Ltd
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