EMBL-ABR/ELIXIR/CyVerse workshop: Bioinformatics software

EMBL-ABR workshop on Open Source and Software Development Best Practice

with ELIXIR and CyVerse

8 December 2016, 9:30am-12:30pmELIXIR_logo_white_backgroundcyverse-2

Hosted at EMBL-ABR Hub and EMBL-ABR: VLSCI Node

Event organiser (Logistics/Admin): Christina Hall

Scientific organiser (Program/Faculty selection):

Rafael Jimenez, Chief Technical Officer, ELIXIR Hub

Jason Williams, Assistant Director, External Collaborations: DNALC
Lead – Education, Outreach, Training: CyVerse
DNA Learning Center
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Vicky Schneider, Deputy Director, EMBL-ABR
Associate professor at the University of Melbourne


Please find here the presentation and the document where we collected notes and actions during the workshop.

What is this about?

This workshop will provide an interactive forum to discuss, review and gain an overview of Open Source and Software Development and will be based on content from the ELIXIR Software Development Best Practices group and aims to explore how to harmonise EMBL-ABR efforts in this area. Participants will reflect together on their own experiences and discuss what are the challenges, mechanisms and recognition systems are for those who get involved in open source. We would like to use this also as an opportunity to further define what would be the best practice model in terms of software development when it comes to activities under EMBL-ABR.

Who should attend?

Bioinformaticians involved with software development

Full program 

Time Topic Chair
 09:30-10:00 Welcome, expectations and who’s who
10:00-10:45 Open Source Software principle
10:45-11:45 Software Development Best Practice
11:45-12:15 Metrics
12:15-12:30 wrap up and farewell


Lab-14 Seminar Space, VLSCI – The University of Melbourne, 700 Swanston St (cnr Grattan St), Carlton, Victoria, Australia.