Hello GCC2016 Participants,
GCC2016 training is done! 31 training sessions covering the spectrum of
data intensive biology are now history (but don’t worry if you missed it,
slides and video are coming).
The opening reception is this evening and the conference starts tomorrow
morning. See below for details.
Opening reception Monday, 7-9pm
Call for … lightning!
Monday evening and Tuesday BoFs
Submit a BoF now!
Welcome to Bloomington!
The GCC2016 Exec
Carrie Ganote, Chris Hemmerich, Dave Clements, Marilyne Summo, and Robert
Opening reception Monday 7-9pm
;, IU's newest National Science
Foundation-funded project, and the National Center for Genome Analysis
at IU, will sponsor a reception at the IU
CyberInfrastructure Building with local wine/beer, morsels from local
eateries, and demonstrations of the 15 million+ pixel IQ-Wall, IU's Data
Center, Science on a Sphere, and other IU-centric IT.
Meet at the sidewalk by the stop sign near the guard gate on 7th street at
the entrance to the IMU Hotel circle drive at ~6:25 and ~7:25pm or at
Wilkie North Tower circle drive at ~6:45pm or ~7:45pm for transport or have
a walk west out 10th street. See map
(CIB is two purple balloons on far right of map)
Please bring the your two drink tickets (inside your badge holder).
If you are just arriving, please stop by the conference desk to pick up
your badge, program, and other conference materials. The conference desk
will be open these times today and tomorrow:
Mon Now–6pm, Conference Lounge, main level, IMU
6:45-9pm, CyberInfrastructure Building (during opening reception)
Tue 8am-6pm, Alumni Hall, First floor, IMU
See the online map <http://bit.ly/gcc2016map>
for building locations.
Call for ... lightning!
There are two lightning talk sessions: one on Tuesday at 4:45pm, and one on
Wednesday at 4:30pm. If you wish to give a lightning talk, please send an
abstract to gcc2016-sci(a)lists.galaxyproject.org before the start of session
2 on Tuesday or the start of session 6 on Wednesday. Proposals should be
short, just like the talks. Reviewers will let you know no later than the
end of lunch on each day if the proposal has been accepted for that day.
The slides for all lightning talks will be made available online, and the
talks will be recorded and posted online for later viewing.
Monday evening & Tuesday BoFs
BoFs have started! Here’s what’s been scheduled for Monday evening and
Tuesday as of this writing:
1. GalaxyScientists Revival
Monday, June 27, Oak Room, 9pm-10:30pm
GalaxyScientists represents the scientific community among Galaxy users. If
you would like to contribute to the Galaxy scientific community, please
Sign up now <http://sched.co/7UVB>
2. Arts & Crafts <http://sched.co/7Yad>
Tuesday, June 28, back of Alumni Hall, 12:40-1:40pm
GCC sure can be overwhelming sometimes! This is a quiet place to do some
stress free, science related, arts and crafts.
Sign up now <http://sched.co/7Yad>
3. GalaxyAdmins <http://sched.co/7KLn>
Tuesday, June 28, west end of Alumni Hall, 12:40-1:40pm
If you administer a Galaxy instance, please help shape the future direction
of this group and to set action items for the coming year.
Sign up now <http://sched.co/7KLn>
4. Gene Annotation <http://sched.co/7Yfb>
Tuesday, June 28, southwest corner of Alumni Hall, 12:40-1:40pm
We are interested in a general discussion of Genome Annotation problems and
Sign up now <http://sched.co/7KLn>
See something that interests you? Plan to attend. You don’t have to
register for a BoF on sched.org
to attend a BoF. Just show up. Let’s say
that again: Really, just show up.
See the complete list of BoFs
for what’s coming
during the rest of the week. More BoFs will be added as they are
submitted. We’ll announce them on Twitter, in the daily mails, and during
Call for BoFs
Birds-of-a-feather meetups (BoFs)
gatherings at GCC where attendees with a shared interest meet to discuss
their interests and challenges. If you have an idea for a BoF, post it here
The conference will provide space and make sure that attendees get the
word. BoFs will be added to the conference schedule website
as they come
in, and BoF meeting times will be assigned in the coming weeks. Last year's
spanned a wide
range of topics and were highly recommended in the conference evaluations.
Let’s outdo ourselves again this year.
Conference sponsors <https://gcc2016.iu.edu/sponsors/index.php>
partners in the Galaxy community and are absolutely vital in making event
registration affordable. We are highlighting different sponsors in each
is proud to be the Gold Sponsor of GCC2016 and
we look forward to seeing everyone at the IU conference center.
Brian Finley <https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-finley-105188>
will give a short talk <https://gcc16.sched.org/event/7Jc3/infinite-galaxy>
on technology trends in Big Data / Analytics, and several of us will be at
the conference and exhibit area.
If you would like any information from Lenovo, please feel free to send me
an email <rerdelen(a)lenovo.com> or call (734) 331-0676. Of course, please
stop by our exhibit table at the conference and say hello.
Thank you -- Bob Erdelen
Lenovo Data Center Group. x86 Servers, Networks & Storage