I'm one of the organizers of the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC: http://www.open-bio.org/wiki/BOSC_2016
). This is a yearly scientific conference devoted to open source community development in biology, and this summer it's in Orlando at Disneyworld.
I help organize a free two day working session, called Codefest, prior to the conference. We've done this for the past 6 years and it's a chance for anyone interested in biology and open source programming to get together and work. We're a fully open and inclusive community and here's the link to last year's page to give an idea of what we do:http://www.open-bio.org/wiki/Codefest_2015
We're looking for a place to hold Codefest this year and I came across the awesome FamiLAB community and wanted to ask if y'all would have interest in hosting. Practically we're low maintenance and hopefully would not require a ton of effort of your part. We'd need a room or rooms for ~30-40 people with power and internet on Wednesday, July 6th and Thursday, July 7th. Beyond that, I'll take care of figuring out logistics for people attending and try to coordinate having coffee and food ordered in. I'll try to do whatever I can remotely since I live in cold and rainy Boston and not beautiful and sunny Orlando. We'd love to have local FamiLAB members interested in this kind of open source work join us.
Is this something you would have interest and ability to host? If so, what should we do next? Thanks so much,