Attendees at the 2018 GCCBOSC CoFest

CollaborationFest 2022

In conjunction with our annual meeting, BOSC, the OBF runs a collaborative event (formerly called CodeFest, short for coding festival, and now called CollaborationFest, or CoFest for short). At these events, participants work together to contribute contribute code, documentation, training materials, and challenging analysis problems and use cases. If you are interested in learning and contributing in an intensely collaborative environment, then CollaborationFest is for you.

The 2022 BOSC CoFest, which will follow ISMB 2022, will take place July 15-16 in a hybrid mode, both in person in Madison and also online. We encourage you to register for the conference, but the CoFest itself is free.

Please add yourself to this spreadsheet to help us gauge interest and coordinate topic groups. Please stay tuned as more details are worked out!


This will be the 13th annual pre- or post-BOSC collaboration fest. Previous fun and successful events were Codefest 2010 in Boston, Codefest 2011 in Vienna, Codefest 2012 in Los Angeles, Codefest 2013 in Berlin, Codefest 2014 in Boston, Codefest 2015 in Dublin, Codefest 2016 in Orlando, Codefest 2017 in Prague, GCCBOSC Collaboration Fest 2018 in Portland, Collaboration Fest 2019 in Basel, and the last two worldwide virtual editions BOSC 2020 CollaborationFest/BCC2020 CollaborationFest (online) and Collaboration Fest 2021 (online).