"BOSC?", you ask...
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The Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) is the successor to the successful bioperl-99 conference. Like bioperl-99, BOSC is a satellite conference of ISMB, allowing people who are making the trip to San Diego to extend it for a couple of days and talk real code.
BOSC is designed to be open to all the open source efforts in bioinformatics, including Perl, Java, Python, C and C++ - even Fortran would be fun. We don't expect all attendees to be participating in a particular open source project (like, say, biojava), but we do expect that a lot of the people involved in the open source projects in bioinformatics will attend.
BOSC will be organized around presentations selected from submitted abstracts. Confirmed speakers include: