Google Summer of Code 2020 Wrap Up

November 4th, 2020 by

OBF was accepted as a mentoring organisation for Google Summer of Code this year. It was another good year for […]

Call for applications for OBF Event Fellowship, Round 2 of 2020

August 22nd, 2020 by

We are glad to announce that the call for application to the OBF Event Fellowship is now open. The deadline for the application is 1 October 2020. Applications should be submitted via this Google Form.

Lessons learned from organizing a virtual conference (BCC2020)

August 13th, 2020 by

BCC2020 (the collaborative BOSC + GCC meeting) was held online, with over 800 people registered for some part of the […]

BCC2020 pre-conference open house

July 8th, 2020 by

After much discussion, the BCC2020 organizing committee has decided to hold the meeting on Remo.co, which is similar to Zoom […]

Help us make BCC2020 a rewarding online experience!

May 22nd, 2020 by

We’re old hands at organizing in-person BOSCs (some of us were involved in planning the very first BOSC, in 2000), […]

Announcing OBF (travel) fellowship awardees for 2020 round 1

May 8th, 2020 by

We are delighted to announce that four awardees, Gigi Kenneth, Armando Blondel Djiyou Djeuda, Edidiong Etuk and Pengfei Fan, have been selected to receive the OBF travel fellowship for 2020 round 1, to support their participation in virtual events.

BCC2020 (inc. BOSC 2020) abstracts due this week

May 3rd, 2020 by

We look forward to receiving lots of abstracts by the end of this week from people interested in presenting at […]

Galaxy Admin 2020 and beyond (guest post by OBF Travel Award recipient Michael Thompson)

April 14th, 2020 by

OBF Travel Award recipient Michael Thompson writes about his experience at the Galaxy Admin Training 2020

In Memoriam: Galaxy’s co-founder, James Taylor

April 3rd, 2020 by

The Open Bioinformatics Foundation was shocked and saddened to learn that our colleague and collaborator James Taylor, a professor of […]

BOSC 2020 will be online

March 24th, 2020 by

The 2020 Bioinformatics Community Conference (BCC2020), which brings together the BOSC and Galaxy communities, will take place online–more info here. […]

OBF Travel Fellowship 2020: Round 1 and BCC 2020

February 17th, 2020 by

We are currently accepting applications for the first application round for the OBF Travel Fellowship 2020. Apply here.

Global Community Biosummit 2019 @MIT

December 17th, 2019 by

The Open Bionformatics Foundation (OBF) sponsors a Travel Fellowship program aimed at increasing diverse participation at events promoting Open Source […]

Call for OBF Travel Fellowship is Open until 1 December 2019 

November 14th, 2019 by

The call for OBF travel fellowship to select the next round of awardees is officially open! Please submit your application […]

Supercharge your open project with leadership training

November 12th, 2019 by

This post is co-authored by Bérénice Batut, Malvika Sharan, Emmy Tsang, and Yo Yehudi. In 2016, Mozilla launched a program […]

OBF Travel Fellowship: August 2019 awards

September 30th, 2019 by

A record number of people applied for the latest round of the OBF Travel Fellowship, which closed on August 15, 2019. […]

5 tips to promote ‘water cooler effects’ at informal discussion sessions

August 27th, 2019 by

In this post, Malvika Sharan discusses her top tips to organise informal discussion sessions that promotes water cooler effect. Such sessions are useful for collecting ideas, gaining perspectives, and engaging with others over serendipitous interactions based on topics of mutual interests.

Dos and Don’ts for computational training

August 27th, 2019 by

Thanks to OBF support with a travel grant, I was able to attend the first European CarpentryConnect event in Manchester […]

Next OBF Travel Fellowship Application Deadline: August 15, 2019

August 7th, 2019 by

The OBF Travel Fellowship program, established in 2016, aims to increase diverse participation at events related to open source bioinformatics. […]