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Community-driven development for computational biology at Sprints, Hackathons and Codefests

Steffen Moeller, Enis Afgan, Michael Banck, Raoul JP Bonnal, Timothy Booth, John Chilton, Peter JA Cock, Markus Gumbel, Nomi Harris, Richard Holland, Matus Kalas, Laszlo Kajan, Eri Kibukawa, David R Powel, Pjotr Prins, Jacqueline Quinn, Olivier Sallou, Francesco Strozzi, Torsten Seemann, Clare Sloggett Show all



BACKGROUND: Computational biology comprises a wide range of technologies and approaches. Multiple technologies can be combined to create more powerful workflows if the individuals contributing the data or providing tools for its interpretation can find mutual understanding and consensus. Much conversation and joint investigation are required in order to identify and implement the best approaches. Traditionally, scientific conferences feature talks presenting novel technologies or insights, followed up by informal discussions during coffee breaks. In multi-institution collaborations, in order to reach agreement on implementation details or to transfer deeper insights in a technology and pract..

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All scientific groups that support contributions to Open Source software are thanked. The events' hosting institutions are thanked for providing facilities and support. O'Reilly, Electric Genetics, Apple Asia, the Debian project, UK Natural Environment Research Council, the participants' employing institutions and their funding agencies are thanked for contributing to the travel costs of the events. Participants contributing to this paper who were financed by grants received those from the DFG (EXC 306/2), the EU (COST "SeqAhead" BM 1006, STREP "Wf4Ever" FP7-ICT-2007-6 270192) and the Research Council of Norway ("ELIXIR.NO", 208481). The anonymous reviewers are thanked for their constructive comments. The authors are listed alphabetically by surname, with the exception of the first and last authors who initiated the meetings.