O'Reilly's Bioinformatics Conference: Photos from Day One01/29/2002
O'Reilly's first Bioinformatics Conference got underway in Tucson today, Tuesday, January 29. O'Reilly's interest in bioinformatics stems from its bond with the Perl programming language, which has emerged as a favorite for bioinformatics work. We wanted to meet some of the people doing bioinformatics work and provide a forum for learning and discussion on the confluence between biology and computer science, especially the open source variety.
Ewan Birney made several compelling points during his keynote talk. He told the audience not to fear open sourcing bioinformatics software.