Summary of my participation at the GLBIO-2021 conference funded by OBF Event Fellowship

June 7th, 2021 by

The Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF) Event Fellowship program supports and encourages diverse participation at events focusing on open source bioinformatics […]

Request for comments on the OBF Code of Conduct draft

May 12th, 2021 by

The OBF is committed to providing a harassment-free and respectful environment for all members of our community. To ensure that […]

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. […]

Would you like to make a difference in grassroots open bioinformatics?

February 12th, 2021 by

About three years ago I nervously responded to a blog post from the OBF looking for board member applications from […]

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.

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.

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.

OBF Board elections, December 2019

January 14th, 2020 by

During the public OBF Board Meeting held on December 17, 2019, elections were held for five Board members whose terms […]

Creating an OBF-wide Code of Conduct

November 15th, 2019 by

Among the core values shared across the OBF community are inclusiveness and welcoming newcomers to contribute, without discrimination. Every year […]

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. […]

Malvika Sharan elected to OBF Board

August 17th, 2019 by

At the OBF’s July 2019 public Board meeting (held at BOSC 2019), Malvika Sharan was unanimously elected as a new […]

OBF Public Board Meeting (July 2019)

August 16th, 2019 by

On July 25, 2019, the OBF held a public Board meeting in Basel, Switzerland. Organized as a Birds of a […]

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. […]

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 […]

2nd US Semantic Technology Symposium 2019

April 6th, 2019 by

This is a guest blog post from Md Kamruzzaman Sarker, who was supported by the ongoing Open Bioinformatics Foundation travel […]

A week of open source adventures in San Diego

March 13th, 2019 by

This is a guest blog post from Lindsay Rutter, who was supported by the ongoing Open Bioinformatics Foundation travel fellowship […]