[Biococoa-dev] WWDC2005

Peter Schols peter.schols at bio.kuleuven.ac.be
Wed Feb 16 06:50:38 EST 2005

Hi Alex,

Great idea!
I'll definitely attend WWDC 2005 and of course I would be very 
interested in joining/co-organising a BioCocoa session. At WWDC 2002 
and at last year's WWDC, there were Birds of a Feather sessions. I 
think that these BOFs might be the appropriate forum to talk about BC. 
In case Apple is planning to organise BOFs this year (I don't think 
they already know this for sure), it should be relatively easy to 
arrange something with Robert Kehrer or Bud Tribble. This BC talk could 
also be a great opportunity to get some BC developers to WWDC.

Best wishes,


On 16 Feb 2005, at 11:19, Alexander Griekspoor wrote:

> Hi guys,
> Yesterday the date of WWDC2005 was announced (6-10 june) and Tom and I 
> will definitely go again (very addictive). Although I haven't 
> contributed much in the past month because of you know why, I have 
> been walking around with this idea that I would like to get your 
> opinion on. Wouldn't it be great if we could organize a get together 
> at the WWDC, meet each other in real, learn all about the new stuff in 
> tiger (i.e. what opportunities will Core Data give us in combination 
> with BioCocoa), and discuss/work together on the framework. I think it 
> would be a perfect opportunity to both boost the development progress 
> and set out the future directions/trajectory we have in mind.
> Now my gut feeling says that:
> - Me and Tom will go for sure (that wasn't to difficult to feel) and 
> will apply for a scholarship for admission and travel sponsorship from 
> the institute
> - Peter can go for the scholarship as well, but perhaps joins the 
> Belgian Apple group again ?
> - Charles are you going because of the xgrid stuff again? Do you have 
> an invitation?
> - Jim was there last time, are you going again?
> - And then there are Koen and John, did you guys have any plans in 
> going already?
> So the question is, does any of you already know for sure they're 
> going and who would be interested in going and join in a BioCocoa 
> meeting? Who would be interested but has (financial) considerations 
> that will make it unlikely to come?
> The reason for asking is that if we all like the idea, I'm want to try 
> to convince the people at Apple I met last year to perhaps 
> sponsor/co-organize this event. Therefore I would like to know who 
> would like to come but needs to pay the 1600$ admission fee if he does 
> so. I would like to see if its possible that Apple would sponsor those 
> a free ticket to the WWDC.
> The second thing would be to ask if they're interested in having one 
> of the lunch meetings being centered around BioCocoa. Last year there 
> were quite some bio people there (including a guy from BioPerl), it 
> would be nice to give a little presentation on the framework and 
> discuss the plans and as such both attract new developers perhaps and 
> warm up apple to support our initiative if they like it. Also, Apple 
> is an official sponsor of the Open Bioinformatics Foundation (the 
> mother organisation of BioJava, BioPerl etc), so I guess they are 
> interested in a BioCocoa sibling.
> For those planning to visit WWDC already, I'm looking forward to meet 
> you all! For those that didn't until now, let me know if you're 
> interested and can free the week from the 6-10th of june. It would be 
> great to have our first official BioCocoa meeting!
> Let me know what you think,
> Cheers,
> Alex
> Links:
> http://developer.apple.com/wwdc/
> http://www.mekentosj.com/events/wwdc04/
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