EU Codefest 2012

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EU-codefest 2012 will be 19 and 20 July in Lodi Italy

In coordination with the BOSC committee we are organising the first EU-Codefest, a low-key event the week after BOSC 2012 in California.

The EU-Codefest will take place on 19 and 20 July 2012, in Lodi, Italy, near the Bergamo and Milano airports (Bergamo is a hub for Ryanair).

The EU-Codefest is modeled on the successful biohackathons in Japan, though we would like it more free-flowing. There will be few invited speakers, and instead attendees will have a chance to give micro-presentations on their ongoing open source projects. In short, the focus of the EU-Codefest will be on coding, open source projects, and general fun. We also hope to show BOSC talks on video. You are invited to bring in your own open source software project, and to see how others can collaborate and involve it into general Open-Bio.

The weekend after 21 and 22 July we can continue (unofficially) to have a good time, and will organise some outings.

Please register if you are interested in attending. Places are served on a first-come basis, and the number of places is limited.

Organising committee: Francesco Strozzi, Raoul Bonnal and Pjotr Prins


Three main topics will be worked on during the CodeFest:

  • NGS and high performance parsers for OpenBio projects.
  • RDF and semantic web for bioinformatics.
  • Bioinformatics pipelines definition, execution and distribution.

other tracks are welcome!


Parco Tecnologico Padano vie Einstein - Loc. Cascina Codazza 26900, Lodi - ITALY

Further info

See the registration page.