ANN: O'Reilly's 2003 Bioinformatics Technology Conference

Harry Mangalam hjm at tacgi.com
Wed Dec 11 08:35:21 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.

Apologies to those who have seen this in other related lists.

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