Tag Archives: OBF

Open Source, Open Door: increasing diversity in the bioinformatics open source community

The Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) has always been about community. Our goal this year is to welcome even greater participation, opening the door even wider to participants who have historically been underrepresented in the world of open source bioinformatics and, therefore, at BOSC. Continue reading

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BOSC 2015 Keynote Speakers

Announcing the keynote speakers for the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference, BOSC 2015: Holly Bik and Ewan Birney. Continue reading

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BOSC 2015 call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts for the 16th Annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC 2015), a Special Interest Group (SIG) of ISMB/ECCB 2015. Continue reading

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Sadly OBF not accepted for GSoC 2015

Last year’s Google Summer of Code 2014 was very productive for the OBF with six students working on Bio* and related bioinformatics projects. We applied to be part of GSoC 2015, but unfortunately this year were not accepted. Continue reading

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OBF Google Summer of Code 2014 Wrap-up

In 2014, OBF had six students in the Google Summer of Code 2014™ (GSoC) program mentored under its umbrella of Bio* and related open-source bioinformatics community projects: Loris Cro (Bioruby) with mentors Francesco Strozzi and Raoul Bonnal; Evan Parker (Biopython) … Continue reading

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OBF Google Summer of Code students 2014

I’m pleased to announce the acceptance of OBF’s Google Summer of Code 2014 (GSoC) students. Continue reading

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Catering at BOSC CodeFest 2014

Bioinformatics Open Source Codefest, July 9 and 10th in Boston, now with sponsored food and drinks! Continue reading

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Biopython 1.62 released

Source distributions and Windows installers for Biopython 1.62 are now available from the downloads page on the official Biopython website and from the Python Package Index (PyPI). Continue reading

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OBF Board meeting 13 Nov

The Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF) will be holding a public Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, 13 Nov, 2012, at 11.30am EST (8.30am PST, 17:30 CET, 16:30 UTC/GMT). The meeting will be held online or over conference call. We will … Continue reading

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OBF is now an SPI-associated project

I am very pleased to announce that as of the SPI’s Board meeting that took place yesterday, O|B|F is now an SPI-associated project. Continue reading

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