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From the Frontiers of Research to the Heart of the Enterprise
O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
July 22-26, 2002 -- San Diego, CA



Hacking the Genome: Open Source in Bioinformatics
Ewan Birney, European Bioinformatics Institute

Track: Keynote
Date: Thursday, July 25
Time: 8:45am - 9:30am
Location: Grande Ballrooms ABC

Bioinformatics is the application of large scale data management in molecular biology. Impressive data sets are being gathered via automated technologies which require extensive data management and programming skills. The exemplar is the human genome project, representing the core (and very cryptic) "source code" for a human. In this talk Birney presents the contributions of open source to this crucial research activity and a wish list for Perl, Python and Java for the future. (Available as an .mp3 (17.9 MB) download.

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