A conversation with Ben Busby, DNAnexus BackgroundBen was involved in about 44 hackathons over a six year period at NCBI. The majority were almost exclusively in-person with just a few online participants. After
A conversation with Marta Lloret, The European Bioinformatics Institute BackgroundThe Bioexcel Summer School on Biomolecular Simulations teaches students how to use software for molecular modeling and simulations using a combination of lectures and
A conversation with Jessica Hardwicke, Jo Barratt, and Serah Rono, csv,conf,v5 Backgroundcsv,conf has always been an in-person conference run by a small group of dedicated volunteers, with this year’s
A conversation with Karen Word, The Carpentries BackgroundThe Carpentries has a tried and true program and instructor training for their two-day in-person workshops. They are very community-oriented and rely on an instructional team
A conversation with Sheri Sanders and Carrie Ganote, National Center for Genome Analysis Support, Indiana University BackgroundSheri, Carrie, and their colleague Bhavya Papudeshi, have taught their R for Biologists Workshop at Indiana University
A conversation with Chelsea Bodamer and Adam Lorio, Western Washington University BackgroundChelsea is the event coordinator at Western Washington University, where she works with the Salish Sea Institute to hold a biennial conference.
A conversation with Dave Clements, Galaxy project This summer’s Bioinformatics Community Conference will be the second joint conference between Galaxy and the Open Bioinformatics Foundation and the first held online. FormatThis year's
Event organizers have had to quickly pivot their traditional in-person meetings to virtual formats. This transition can be daunting to organizers who have to suddenly make decisions about format, platforms, accessibility, and how