Hello Galaxy India Leadership!
1. You have probably heard that BOSC and GCC and holding a joint event this
year. BCC2020 <https://bcc2020.github.io/>.
2. And you may have heard that we are going online
<https://bcc2020.github.io/blog/going-virtual> instead of in-person.
3. *You will not have heard* that we also going global
This is a long email, about the *positive* implications of this news for
the Indian bioinformatics community
*1. Going Global*
We are planning to offer BCC content during reasonable hours in both
hemispheres <https://bcc2020.sched.com/>. For the *meeting* itself we will
likely have pre-recorded talks, and live posters, demos and BoFs (details
will be tricky. For the *training* before the meeting, we will offer live
and sometimes different content in the two hemispheres. For the CoFest we
have dreams of it being active 24 hours a day as it rotates around the
And we are requesting your help.
*2. Getting the word out*
We will announce registration and the training schedule this week. Once we
do that, we need your help spreading the work to the Indian Bioinformatics
Community. Registration for BCC is a fraction of the cost
<https://bcc2020-register.eventbrite.com> of a live event, and no travel is
required. All people need is a good internet connection.
*It also means that Indian researchers will be able to present at BCC.*
*Once we post this (probably in the next 48 hours) then please redistribute
wherever you think it would be interesting.*
We have a few openings in our BCC East Training schedule. Training has to
be live, and several instructors from the original live schedule aren't
I*f you have an idea for training, or know someone who might, then please
have them submit a proposal here
ASAP.* Training ideas should complement what is already being offered in
the East <https://bcc2020.sched.com/venue/East>. (We also have some
openings in the west <https://bcc2020.sched.com/venue/West> too, but those
times are awful for India.)
*4. CoFest Organizers*
Are any of you interested in helping to organize the CoFest events at the
end of BCC? Having an organizer in India would move us closer to having
CoFest be an around-the-clock event. And we particularly need women on the
*Please let Simon and I know and we will nominate you to the CoFest org
And that's enough for one email.