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O'Reilly's Bioinformatics Conference: Photos from Day Two


O'Reilly's Bioinformatics Conference got into full swing on day two with presentations by Terry Gaasterland of the Laboratory of Computational Genomics; IBM senior programmer Doug Tidwell; and Chris Hogue, senior scientist at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario.

Nat and Lorrie kidnap Ewan
Conference chairs Nat Torkington and Lorrie LeJeune demonstrate their persuasive ability to get keynote speakers on stage in time. In this case, Ewan Birney is the lucky candidate.

The "Networking on the Night Shift" after hours mixer provided wine, beer, and lots of conversation.

At the mixer
At the mixer, folks socialized with those they already knew, but as the evening unfolded many new friends were made

There were snacks ...

Vicki, Andrew, Kelly
... and mugging for the camera ...

... and for some the opportunity to plan the next day's line up.

Terry Gaasterland
On Wednesday morning, Terry Gaasterland moved the conference into a more scientific mode with her keynote address, "Integrating Gene Expression and Genome Sequence Data." Her talk was well-received.

Nature Publishing
The Nature Publishing Group is a Platinum Sponsor of the conference. They have also assisted our planners by sharing their expertise and helping us host an event that is "spot on."

Doug Tidwell
O'Reilly author Doug Tidwell discussed Web services during his session, "A Framework for Sharing Web-Distributed Bioinformatics Services." Doug's extensive knowledge in this area, combined with his great sense of humor, delighted and informed the standing-room only audience.

Chris Hogue
Chris Hogue took the stage for the afternoon keynote address, filling in for Gene Myers who wasn't able to attend the show. Chris didn't miss a beat and even provided some Flash animation to keep the after-lunch audience on their toes.

Chris Dagdigian
Chris Dagdigian's dense and fast-paced presentation, "Building Production Grade Linux Clusters for Life Science Informatics," had audience fingers typing away at record speeds trying to keep up with the flow of information.

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