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BarCamb 2

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What: Cambridge's second BarCamp

When: Friday 1st August, 2008

Where: Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton

Sign up via Upcoming. Get updates by following barcamb on Twitter.


All are welcome to attend the second Barcamp in Cambridge for a day of lively discussion, demos and interaction focused on science and technology.



As with last year, the venue of the second Barcamp in Cambridge will help provide focus for the meeting. Attendees are invited to talk, demonstrate and discuss topics at the interface between science and technology. This encompasses, but is not limited to areas such as computer science, laboratory science and information management, informatics, open source in science, computational chemistry, mathematical biology and the web.



The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is one of the leading genomics centres in the world, dedicated to analysing and understanding genomes. Through large-scale analysis - and focused research and collaborations - the Sanger Institute's programmes underpin biological and medical research worldwide.


The Wellcome Trust Genome Campus houses the Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute. It is the home of many diverse genomic and informatics projects, including large scale sequencing, Ensembl, UniProt and human genomic analysis.



Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton

Cambridge, England

CB10 1SA


(52° 9' 15 N, 0° 8' 29 E)


Travel directions or a map



All are invited to meet for breakfast at 8.30am, with the action starting at 9.30am. We'll aim to wrap up by about 5.00pm.


  • 8.30 am: Breakfast in Murray's Restaurant
  • 9.30 am: Welcome and session suggestions
  • 10.00 am: First session
  • 10.30 am: Second session
  • 11.00 am: Coffee
  • 11.30 am: Third session
  • 12.00 pm: Fourth session
  • 12.30 pm: Fifth session
  • 1.00 pm: Lunch in the Sulston Laboratories
  • 2.00 pm: Sixth session
  • 2.30 pm: Seventh session
  • 3.00 pm: Eighth session
  • 3.30 pm: Coffee
  • 4.00 pm: Ninth session
  • 4.30 pm: Tenth session
  • 5.00pm: Drinks and nibbles, brought to us by the Wellcome Trust


Sessions will take place in the shared facilities at the Genome Campus. We'll have some signs up to direct you to the right room: M203.


Sessions should last around 20 minutes, with 10 minutes for discussion.


Suggested sessions

The actual running order and schedule will be decided by delegates on the day. Feel free to add a suggestion here before the event:


  • Getting Things Done with Legacy Systems, Lars Jorgensen
  • Distributed version control with Git, Paul Thornthwaite
  • Genomes on Rails, Matt Wood
  • Embedded can do the internet too, Simon Ford - mbed (google group), Packet Network



Refreshments and lunch will be provided, courtesy of the Wellcome Trust.



Coffee will be available at regular intervals throughout the day. The Wellcome Trust is also hosting a drinks reception after the final session.



If we have time, we can arrange a tour of the Sanger Institute during the day, including our data centre and sequencing facility.


    • Posters and images  

To help spread the word, you can download a simple poster and the Barcamb logo from the BarCambResources page.


    • Sign up
    • Attendance is free! Sign up via Upcoming to save your spot, or drop me an email on matt.wood at sanger.ac.uk


        • Not in the UK?  

      A similarly focused Barcamp is taking place in the Bay Area in August: BioBarCamp.


       Previous Barcamps**

      The first BarCamp in Cambridge was a blast. Write ups, blog posts and more details are available on the BarCamb 1 wiki page.



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