Open Source, Open Door: increasing diversity in the bioinformatics open source community

April 2nd, 2015 by

The Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) has always been about community. Our goal this year is to welcome even greater participation, opening the door even wider to participants who have historically been underrepresented in the world of open source bioinformatics and, therefore, at BOSC.

BOSC 2015 Keynote Speakers

March 26th, 2015 by

Announcing the keynote speakers for the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference, BOSC 2015: Holly Bik and Ewan Birney.

BOSC 2015 call for Abstracts

March 5th, 2015 by

Call for Abstracts for the 16th Annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC 2015), a Special Interest Group (SIG) of ISMB/ECCB 2015.

Sadly OBF not accepted for GSoC 2015

March 3rd, 2015 by

Last year’s Google Summer of Code 2014 was very productive for the OBF with six students working on Bio* and related bioinformatics projects. We applied to be part of GSoC 2015, but unfortunately this year were not accepted.

Biopython 1.65 released

December 17th, 2014 by

Source distributions and Windows installers for Biopython 1.65 are now available. The most visible change is that the Biopython sequence objects now use string comparison, rather than Python’s object comparison.

BOSC 2015 will be in Dublin with ISMB/ECCB 2015

September 18th, 2014 by

We have asked you, and you have spoken! 59 past and/or future BOSC attendees participated in our survey, answering questions about what […]

OBF Google Summer of Code students 2014

April 26th, 2014 by

I’m pleased to announce the acceptance of OBF’s Google Summer of Code 2014 (GSoC) students.

Catering at BOSC CodeFest 2014

April 2nd, 2014 by

Bioinformatics Open Source Codefest, July 9 and 10th in Boston, now with sponsored food and drinks!

Free registration to student presenters at BOSC 2014

March 19th, 2014 by

To encourage more student presentations at the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC), this year we’re waiving the registration fee for accepted student presenters [see main text for details]

BOSC 2014 call for abstracts

March 4th, 2014 by

Abstracts are now being accepted for the 15th Annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC 2014), a Special Interest Group (SIG) of ISMB 2014 to be held in Boston.

BOSC 2014 Keynote Speakers

December 24th, 2013 by

Thanks to those who participated in the BOSC 2014 Keynote Competition! Our winner is Manuel Corpas, who correctly surmised Philip […]

BOSC 2014 Keynote Competition

December 13th, 2013 by

We’re pleased to officially confirm that one of the two keynote speakers for the 15th annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC 2014, in Boston) will be C. Titus Brown, as he announced on Twitter recently – but can you guess the second keynote speaker?

BOSC 2013

July 17th, 2013 by

Hello from Berlin, where the pre-BOSC informal CodeFest 2013 meeting is already underway. We’re looking forward to seeing even more […]

Biopython 1.61 released

February 5th, 2013 by

Source distributions and Windows installers for Biopython 1.61 are now available from the downloads page on the Biopython website and […]

OBF Board meeting 13 Nov

November 6th, 2012 by

The Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF) will be holding a public Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, 13 Nov, 2012, at […]

OBF is now an SPI-associated project

October 12th, 2012 by

I am very pleased to announce that as of the SPI’s Board meeting that took place yesterday, O|B|F is now an SPI-associated project.

Travis-CI for Testing

July 30th, 2012 by

BioRuby, Biopython and BioPerl are now using, a hosted continuous integration service for the open source community, to run their unit tests automatically whenever their GitHub repositories are updated.

Students selected for GSoC

April 24th, 2012 by

Hello all, I’m very pleased and excited to announce that the Open Bioinformatics Foundation has selected 5 very capable students […]