Category Archives: Community

OBF Travel Fellowship – Coding in the Winter Wonderland: Galaxy Admin Training in Oslo, 2018

Sharing highlights of my unforgettable experience in the snowy white city of Oslo, Norway from the 7th to the 14th of January, 2018. I submitted a last-minute application for the Galaxy Admin workshop in the University of Oslo so I was extremely delighted when Dr. Nygard dropped me a message confirming my place for the training.… Continue reading Coding in the Winter Wonderland: Galaxy Admin Training in Oslo, 2018

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Mailing list consolidation

The OBF’s self-hosted mailman server is still struggling right now, so we are looking at migrating the active mailing lists to paid hosting, and as part of this consolidating down to ideally about a dozen mailing lists. Currently we have a … Continue reading

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Next OBF Travel Fellowship application deadline is Dec 15!

The Open Bioinformatics Foundation travel fellowship program was launched in 2016 to help increase diverse participation at events promoting open source bioinformatics software development and open science in the biological research community. There are four application deadlines per year; the next … Continue reading

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This is a guest blog post from Farah Zaib Khan, who was supported by the ongoing Open Bioinformatics Foundation travel fellowship program to attend our annual conference BOSC 2017 and its preceding Codefest in Prague, July 2017. The OBF’s Travel Fellowship program continues to … Continue reading

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OBF visioning 2017

TL;DR: The OBF isn’t doing enough in public policy and advocacy around Open Science, and we are looking to recruit a new board member who is interested in this role. Is that you? If yes, then contact us. At our … Continue reading

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Mailing list outage, and public board meeting update

This time of year we’d normally be having a public board meeting as part of our commitment to communication with our member projects and the wider OBF community. As per our bylaws we notify the community at least 10 days … Continue reading

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BOSC 2017 report

BOSC 2017 (https://www.open-bio.org/wiki/BOSC_2017) was held in Prague in July 2017 as part of the annual ISMB conference. Nearly 250 people, half of whom were first-time attendees, participated in the meeting. Over 50 talks and a similar number of posters covered … Continue reading

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Biopython on Podcast.__init__

Podcast.__init__ describes itself as “The Podcast About Python and the People Who Make It Great”, and the most recent episode is “Biopython with Peter Cock, Wibowo Arindrarto, and Tiago Antão (Episode 125)“. Listening to the finished podcast, interviewer Tobias Macey … Continue reading

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OBF Travel Fellowship – BOSC session of the ECCB/ISMB 2017

This blog post is syndicated from a post on Jonathan Sobel’s blog, originally published July 27, 2017. Jonathan was supported by the ongoing OBF travel fellowship program to attend the 2017 Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC), held as part of … Continue reading

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OBF Travel Fellowship – IGC Bioinformatics Training

This blog post is syndicated from a post on Vitalina Kirgizova’s blog, originally published June 6, 2017. Vitalina was supported by the ongoing OBF travel fellowship program to attend bioinformatics training course held at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, … Continue reading

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