My trip to the EMBO neural stem cells workshop

June 23rd, 2022 by

The Open Bionformatics Foundation (OBF) Event Fellowship program aims to promote diverse participation at events promoting open source bioinformatics software […]

Round-Ups from 2021 OBF Fellowship Awardees

February 7th, 2022 by

Congratulations to each OBF Event fellowship Awardees from 2021! We are delighted to support their participation as the OBF Event Fellowship and BOSC-OBF Event support fund awardees and wish them all the best for their future work.

Updates from the OBF Event Fellowship Chairs

February 7th, 2022 by

We are delighted to announce that Caleb Kibet and Hilyatuz Zahroh, two members who recently joined the OBF board, will be joining Malvika Sharan as the co-chairs of the OBF Event Fellowship program. Inviting contributions from the OBF board members, as well as bringing insights from their lived experiences, Caleb, Hilya and Malvika will re-evaluate how we can manage the OBF Event fellowship more effectively going forward.

Google Summer of Code 2022 – time for project ideas!

January 28th, 2022 by

Hi everyone! My name is Melissa and I’m happy to be collaborating with OBF as lead GSoC admin this year […]

ISCBacademy webinar Feb 22: Yo Yehudi

January 20th, 2022 by

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 15:00 UTC / 11am EDT Location: online webinar hosted by ISCB Speaker: Yo […]

My virtual participation at the RISC-V 2021 summit

December 17th, 2021 by

The Open Bionformatics Foundation (OBF) Event Fellowship program aims to promote diverse participation at events promoting open source bioinformatics software […]

Two new members elected to OBF Board

October 6th, 2021 by

During the OBF’s public Board meeting on September 21, 2021, two new Board members were elected: Hilyatuz Zahroh and Caleb Kibet. Additionally, two proposals were presented; they will be voted on by the OBF membership soon.

Event Fellowship deadline extended to October 4, 2021

September 30th, 2021 by

The deadline for applying for an OBF Event Fellowship has just been extended to October 4, 2021! The OBF Event Fellowship […]

OBF Public Board Meeting, 2021-09-21

September 11th, 2021 by

Date, Time, and How to Join Date and time: 2021-09-21, 17:00 UTC (10am PT / 1pm ET / 18:00 UK) […]

ISCBacademy webinar: Open Sourcing Ourselves – Together (Mad Price Ball)

September 10th, 2021 by

The first BOSC/OBF ISCBacademy webinar will take place on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 15:00 UTC / 11am EDT, and will feature Mad Price Ball of the Open Humans Foundation speaking about “Open Sourcing Ourselves – Together.”

Gemma Turon: Highlights of my participation at the BOSC-2021 conference thanks to an OBF Event Fellowship

August 31st, 2021 by

The BOSC-OBF 2021 Event Support Fund enabled awardees to register for free for BOSC 2021, an annual conference hosted by […]

Call for application for the OBF Event Fellowship – second round 2021

August 18th, 2021 by

The call for application for the second round of this year’s Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF) Event Fellowship is open. Please submit your application before October 1, 2021 (save a calendar reminder).

Please apply via this Google application form: https://forms.gle/7ocmgvypiFHeFNfy7.

Eight incredible GSoC students for the OBF this year ☀️

June 17th, 2021 by

Every year the OBF applies to participate as a mentoring organisation for Google Summer of Code, a paid work experience […]

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 […]

BOSC 2021 will be part of ISMB/ECCB 2021 (online)

February 12th, 2021 by

BOSC is returning to ISMB in 2021, after a successful partnership with Galaxy for the first Bioinformatics Community Conference last […]

Domain names available for adoption

January 28th, 2021 by

The OBF has two sets of domain names available for adoption by a non-profit or open source project: biows.org, biows.com, […]

Planning an online vs. an in-person conference: which is harder?

September 1st, 2020 by

Online. By at least a factor of two. Our recent article entitled Lessons learnt from organizing a virtual conference discusses […]

Getting introduced to Bioinformatics and Open Science through BCC 2020

August 19th, 2020 by

The Open Bionformatics Foundation (OBF) Event Fellowship program aims to promote diverse participation at events promoting open source bioinformatics software […]