Wikimarathon on Bioinformatics

Wikimarathon on Bioinformatics

Dear scientists, students and curious people in general,

We are delighted to present the project: Barcelona Unseminars in Bioinformatics (BUBhub). This peculiar name has its roots in the philosophy of knowledge dissemination called unseminar, popularized by Heidelberg Unseminars in Bioinformatics (HUB). Our idea is to build a transversal forum, open to both students and senior scientists, where we can share ideas and knowledge about topics related with bioinformatics world and then keep up the intense debate with some beers on the table.

We’re going to celebrate BUB official launch on November the 24th and you’re all welcome to join us! We thought that the best way to start the project was proposing (alongside) a competition. The International Society in Computational Biology (ISCB) organizes an annual competition dedicated to the edition of Wikipedia articles related to computational biology. Our idea is to organize a joint candidature to write five articles that will help making the knowledge of our beloved discipline more accessible to the general public. Indeed, it is a date that any supporter of the open knowledge can’t miss!

Don’t (you) worry if it seems a lot of work, or if you find it quite complicated. At the beginning of the meeting, Toni Hermoso (Bioinformatician at CRG, active collaborator at Amical Viquipèdia and an enthusiast of open science) will introduce us to the wiki philosophy and to the edition and writing of entries. Following that, we will split in working groups and we will work on documenting the entries. We’ll make sure to bring along some ideas of possible topics to write about in case of mind blanks, but if there’s any entry missing in Wikipeda you think is important to write, don’t doubt to propose it. In addition, we’ll take the opportunity to gather ideas for further unseminars and, of course, to celebrate BUB launch!

Looking forward to meeting you there!

  • Date and hour: November the 24th from 5 pm to 9 pm
  • Venue: Ramón y Cajal Room, PRBB (C/ Dr. Aiguader, 88)
  • Register: https://goo.gl/forms/MPAiW97Hs6Ch94L13 until November 23th (limited places available)
  • Observations: BYOL! (Bring Your Own Laptop! :P )
  • More information: bcnunseminars.wordpress.com

With the collaboration of Bioinformatics Barcelona Association (BIB)

Barcelona Unseminars in Bioinformatics (BUBhub)