[Bioperl-l] YAPC::NA & BioPerl

Leon Timmermans l.m.timmermans at students.uu.nl
Fri Feb 17 08:02:21 EST 2012

On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 10:45 PM, JT Smith <admin at yapcna.org> wrote:

> I'd like to run a BioPerl track at YAPC::NA 2012. Our theme this year is
> "Perl in the Wild", which is all about real-world applications of Perl. I
> can't imagine anything more real-world than what you folks do with Perl.
> If you are interested in giving a talk, you can submit one here:
> http://act.yapcna.org/2012/newtalk
> If we get enough submissions, I'll set aside an entire room just for
> BioPerl talks.
> Likewise, if you want to run a mini-workshop to get people bootstrapped on
> BioPerl, I'd love to have that as well. I just need someone to submit that
> as a talk. We have our workshops limited to 2 hours, but if you need more
> time than that, you can submit multiple sessions and I'll schedule them
> back to back.
> If there's anything else I can do to make YAPC::NA 2012 a good destination
> for BioPerl, please let me know.
> For those of you who don't know, YAPC::NA 2012 will be held June 13-15 in
> Madison, WI. Madison is a big BioTech town, so I'm sure many of you are
> familiar with it, and even have colleagues who work here.

I think that's be an excellent idea. Anything that would bring the
bioinformatics community closer to the open source community would be a
good thing; they often seem rather absent at conferences and the like in my


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