BOSC CollaborationFest 2023 Report

September 29th, 2023 by

BOSC CoFest 2023 was organized in Lyon, as a satellite event of BOSC. CoFest is a free hackathon-style event, where participants gather in small groups to exchange ideas and work together on bioinformatics projects including but not limited to hacking.

BOSC 2023 Report

August 14th, 2023 by

The 24th annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference, BOSC 2023, took place as part of ISMB/ECCB 2023 in Lyon, France, and […]

OBF mailing lists migrating to paid hosting, likely Mailchimp

March 22nd, 2023 by

We’re sharing some important news with you regarding our mailing lists. From early on, we’ve maintained a self-hosted Mailman server […]

OBF Public Board Meeting, 2022-10-21

September 29th, 2022 by

Date, Time, and How to Join Agenda Board Officer Elections Elections to the Board Bylaw Changes Minutes After the meeting, […]

OBF Community Support Sponsorship

May 11th, 2021 by

The following outlines a potential new grant programme, subject to approval by the OBF membership in a formal vote, which […]

Seeking community volunteers: nomination open for OBF board election 2021

February 15th, 2021 by

TL;DR: Nominate candidates or yourself for the OBF board via this form or work with OBF in other volunteer capacities. […]

Goodbye mediawiki, hello new website!

April 8th, 2019 by

Above: the old BOSC page. Below: the new one. If you’ve been around the OBF and BOSC community, you’re probably […]

Next OBF Travel Fellowship application deadline is Dec 15!

December 7th, 2017 by

The Open Bioinformatics Foundation travel fellowship program was launched in 2016 to help increase diverse participation at events promoting open source […]

OBF visioning 2017

November 14th, 2017 by

TL;DR: The OBF isn’t doing enough in public policy and advocacy around Open Science, and we are looking to recruit […]

Mailing list outage, and public board meeting update

November 12th, 2017 by

This time of year we’d normally be having a public board meeting as part of our commitment to communication with […]

Biopython on Podcast.__init__

September 5th, 2017 by

Podcast.__init__ describes itself as “The Podcast About Python and the People Who Make It Great”, and the most recent episode […]

BOSC CodeFest 2016

March 28th, 2016 by

The Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) is a two day meeting focused on open source bioinformatics. We aim to encourage […]

BOSC 2016 Keynote Speakers

March 22nd, 2016 by

We’re delighted to announce the keynote speakers for the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference, BOSC 2016: Jennifer Gardy Dr. Jennifer Gardy […]

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.

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!

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 […]