Speakers Wanted

We’re looking for volunteers to talk at upcoming tech meetings. Presentations can be anything from a 5 minute lightning talk to an hour long hands-on workshop. We rotate meetings between King’s College, University College and Imperial College, so speakers will generally have access to projector, whiteboard, power and WiFi. We usually aim for an hour and a half of talks followed by a trip to a nearby pub.

Talks are welcome on any subject that might be of general interest to bioinformaticians. Useful bioinformatics tools or algorithms you’ve built or found; Interesting bioinformatics problems you want to discuss; New biological techniques generating interesting data and so on.

The idea behind Biogeeks is to get a bit more communication and knowledge-sharing going on between bioinformaticians at different organisations in London and also with people from outside the bioinformatics world who may be tackling similar problems. For those unfamiliar with the field, anything dealing with storing, parsing, managing, searching, describing, sharing, integrating and visualising big datasets would probably be of interest. To get an overview of bioinformatics applications, have a look at:

BioPerl (http://www.bioperl.org/)
BioPython(http://biopython.org/)
BioJava(http://biojava.org)
BioRuby(http://bioruby.open-bio.org/)
R / Bioconductor (http://www.bioconductor.org).

If you’re interested in speaking, please get in touch

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