Category Archives: General

BOSC 2010 Request for Input

The BOSC organizing committee is soliciting input on the planning of BOSC 2010 so that we can make it a successful and productive conference for the O|B|F community. You may send your suggestions to the bosc@open-bio.org e-mail address or add suggestions to the BOSC 2010 talk/discussion wiki page at: http://www.open-bio.org/wiki/Talk:BOSC_2010. Please respond to the questions in this post by January 8, 2010.
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Sanger FASTQ format and the Solexa/Illumina variants

I’m delighted to announce an open access publication in Nucleic Acids Research describing the FASTQ file format based on the conventions agreed by the OBF projects: The Sanger FASTQ file format for sequences with quality scores, and the Solexa/Illumina FASTQ … Continue reading

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BioPerl interview in latest FLOSS Weekly

Two of the core BioPerl developers, Jason Stajich and Chris Fields, were interviewed by FLOSS Weekly.  The interview is now available as an MP3 on the FLOSS Weekly website; several streaming versions (including podcast) are also available.

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BioPerl 1.6.1 released

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of BioPerl 1.6.1, the latest release of BioPerl’s core code. You can grab it here: Via CPAN: http://search.cpan.org/~cjfields/BioPerl-1.6.1/ Via the BioPerl website: http://bioperl.org/DIST/BioPerl-1.6.1.tar.bz2 http://bioperl.org/DIST/BioPerl-1.6.1.tar.gz http://bioperl.org/DIST/BioPerl-1.6.1.zip The PPM for Windows should also finally … Continue reading

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BOSC Update: Ruttenberg, Hanmer confirmed as Keynotes, Early Registration Deadline Friday

Alan Ruttenberg of Science Commons and Robert Hanmer of the Hillside Group have been confirmed as Keynote Speakers for BOSC 2009.  For more information, see the BOSC 2009 web site at http://www.open-bio.org/wiki/BOSC_2009.  Abstract acceptances went out today–stay tuned for the … Continue reading

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Biopython on twitter

Just to let you all know, Biopython is now on twitter. And in case you missed the OBF announcement last month, so is the O|B|F News feed (and BioPerl). You are welcome to follow us (all) on twitter. I’d also … Continue reading

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Google Summer of Code: Project ideas page

A wiki page for collecting ideas, possible projects, prerequisites, possible solution approaches, mentors, other people or channels to contact for more information or to bounce ideas off of, etc. has been setup: http://open-bio.org/wiki/Google_Summer_Code_2009

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BOSC 2009 Call for Abstracts

Please forward as appropriate and forgive multiple postings. Call for Abstracts for the 2009 Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) 2009 An ISMB 2009 Special Interest Group (SIG) Date: June 27-28, 2009 Location: Stockholm, Sweden URL: http://www.open-bio.org/wiki/BOSC_2009 Abstract submission via EasyChair: … Continue reading

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Google Summer of Code: Call for Bio* Volunteers

Google is committed to run the Summer of Code program again this year. It will be for the 5th time. In broad strokes, the program funds what you might call remote summer internships for students to contribute to an open-source software … Continue reading

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Hello, (twitter) world

O|B|F News feed is now available in Twitter! You are welcome to follow us. Cheers, The O|B|F Admins.

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