[Bioc-devel] Bioc2020 - Call for BOF/HAK/FAQ Sections

Shepherd, Lori Lor|@Shepherd @end|ng |rom Ro@we||P@rk@org
Tue Mar 31 17:41:13 CEST 2020

Bioc2020 is proceeding with planning for the conference to be held July 29-31, with contingency planning for an online-only conference if necessary. https://bioc2020.bioconductor.org/

As part of the program we want to encourage community involvement and interactive projects. This may take the form of birds-of-a-feather
discussion topics (like an open forum discussion) but could extend to ideas like short hack-a-thon projects (e.g., create a Pull Request for feature x in package y)  or the compilation of short FAQ/how-to topics (e.g., how do I liftover hg19 coordinates to hg38 with Bioconductor resources).  We encourage submissions from novice R/Bioconductor users and minority groups.

We want to have some of these sessions planned and will also encourage spontaneous sessions to form on the day of the conference (pending an in-person meeting). In an effort to schedule topics that are of most interest to the Bioconductor community at large, we encourage submission of session ideas on the bioc2020 github as an open issue. (https://github.com/Bioconductor/BioC2020/issues)

Please include in the issue title if it's a birds-of-a-feather (BOF), hack-a-thon (HAK), or how-to/FAQ (FAQ), and include a short description of the goals of the session.

For example:

(BOF) Annotation harmonization
(HAK) Add metadata column <x> to package <y>
(FAQ) How to do a lift over from hg19 to hg38

Please announce your session suggestion in the Bioconductor slack channel #bioc2020. This will encourage the Bioconductor community to contribute to the session. Sign up for the Bioconductor community slack can be found https://bioc-community.herokuapp.com/

Thank you

Lori Shepherd on behalf of the Bioc2020 planning committee

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