Codefest 2012

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OpenBio Codefest 2012 will take place July 11th and 12th, 2012 in Los Angeles, California at Loyola Marymount University; the two days before BOSC 2012. This is a great opportunity for open source bioinformatics developers to meet and work collaboratively. We hope to have developers from projects such as BioPerl, BioJava, Biopython, BioRuby, Galaxy and EMBOSS in attendance.

This is a follow-up to Codefest 2010 in Boston and Codefest 2011 in Vienna.


OpenBio projects are typically coordinated remotely, with users from all over the world contributing and organizing themselves through mailing lists and IRC chats. Additionally, contributors work on these projects in their spare time, coordinating improving the projects with their day jobs and life outside of the computer. The objective of the Codefest is to give these talented developers a chance to be fully focused on the projects for a few days, interacting in real time. Previous Hackathons have been immensely successful at producing new high quality code and innovative project developments.

The goals for the two days are determined entirely by developers. We welcome your input. Please add your thoughts to the shared Google document:

and discuss:


We are being hosted by the math department at LMU.

Many thanks to Kam Dahlquist for help in organizing.


You are very welcome to attend. Please add yourself if you are interested to this Google spreadsheet and sign up on the mailing list.