[Biodevelopers] ANN: O'Reilly's 2003 Bioinformatics Technology Conference

Harry Mangalam hjm at tacgi.com
Fri Dec 6 13:44:14 EST 2002

Hi All,

This is an announcement for:

O'Reilly's 2003 Bioinformatics Technology Conference,
taking place February 3 - 6, 2003, in San Diego, California

More information at:

It's an unusual but compelling mix of information technology, bit twiddlers,
academic researchers, industry types, headhunters, and standards setters (and
wannabes), brought together in in one 3 ring circus by the O'Reilly
organization, the people who document Open (and some closed) Source IT
with their retro-animal covered screeds on Perl, Python, apache, etc.

This year, the keynotes include emissions from the minds of:

  - Lincoln Stein - too-young godfather of Perl Bioinfo, CGI.pm,
      DAS, Moby, etc
  - Stephen Wolfram - ex-boy genius of Mathematica, author of
      'A New Kind of Science'
  - Suzi Lewis - Godmother of the Gene Ontology project
  - Alvis Brazma - Lead cheerleader for the MGED, MIAME gene
      expression standards.
  - James Gosling - programming god/demon (Java, NeWS, EMACS),
      Sun Fellow, Canadian
  - Damian Conway - nonpareil Perl Edutainment speaker, Author,
      Australian, singer
  - James Kent - late-blooming/exploding bioinformatics genome
      gnome from UCSC.
  - Francis Ouellette - longtime NCBI vet, now escaped to UBC
      Bioinformatics Ctr
  - and others

For a sense of what last year's conference was like, check out its coverage
page: http://www.oreillynet.com/biocon2002/

Disclaimer:  I don't work for O'Reilly, but I did attend the 2002 conference,
liked most things, didn't like some things, then got hit up by the organizers,
to assure more-of-the-former/less-of-the-latter and so have been volunteering
some time to help them do an even better job this year.

Cheers, Harry
Harry J Mangalam - 949 856 2847 (v&f) - hjm at tacgi.com
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