CollaborationFest 2024

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 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 2024 BOSC CoFest, which will follow ISMB 2024, will take place July 17-18, and will be hybrid (in person in Montréal + online). We encourage you to register for the conference, but the CoFest itself is free. Three easy steps to sign up:

  • add yourself to this spreadsheet to help us gauge interest, coordinate topic groups and logistics
  • add your project ideas in this document if you have something in mind,
  • join the #cofest channel in the BOSC Slack!

Please register in advance to help us set up everything!

Attendees at the 2018 GCCBOSC CoFest


Wednesday July 17 to Thursday July 18.


To be announced.


This will be the 15th 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). The 2022 CollaborationFest was hybrid (virtual + in person). The 2023 CollaborationFest was in Lyon (+ remote attendees).

Code of Conduct

This event is under the OBF Code of Conduct.