[BiO BB] Following the Biohackathon

Brad Chapman chapmanb at arches.uga.edu
Fri Feb 22 07:21:35 EST 2002

[Apologies for the cross-posting. I know, I get 10 copies of this
message too.]

Hello all;
As many of you may know, quite a few people involved with the
open-bio projects (http://www.open-bio.org/) are participating in a
two-part hackathon, sponsored by the nice folks at O'Reilly and 
Electric  Genetics. This hackathon gives the motley crew involved 
with various open source bioinformatics projects (ie. BioPerl, BioJava,
Biopython, DAS, Ensembl, BioRuby, GO, MOBY, OmniGene...) a chance 
to get together and get some serious hacking done.

The first part took place at the O'Reilly Bioinformatics Conference
in Tucson during the end of January. Due to the fact that all of us
involved are hard working and smarter than your average bear, we
accomplished quite a bit of good stuff and were very proud of 
ourselves. Big pats on the back all around.

This mail is to let you know that the second part of the hackathon
will be taking place next week in Cape Town, South Africa. You can
find tons of detail about the schedule and plans on the Electric
Genetics website:


If you're keen to follow the exciting world of open-source 
bioinformatics hacking play-by-play, we'll be fully on-line at:


This page will feature technical details of what we're working on,
amazing pictures of South Africa, and color commentary featuring all
of those nasty tidbits you've always wanted to hear about your
favorite bioinformatics programmer.

Although-there-certainly-won't-be-anything-juicy-about-me-ly yr's,
PGP public key available from http://pgp.mit.edu/

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