[Bioperl-l] Bioperl hackathon?

Nirav Merchant Nirav@public.arl.arizona.edu
Fri, 03 Aug 2001 10:15:26 -0700

>What would this need?  In my dreams:
>   a good server machine, prepopulated with mySQL, the languages,
>the needed libraries, EMBOSS, BLAST, other free programs, data
>sets (why not all of GenBank, SWISS-PROT, PDB, the NCBI FASTA
>files, etc.? - it's only a could hundred MBs :)  This can all
>be done before hand as otherwise setting things up wastes hours.
>   100Mbit local network, with wireless
>   network access to the outside world
>   workgroup quality b&w laser printer

I can arrange the Hardware and Physical environment (to some extent !) at 
the University of Arizona Campus...not too far from La Paloma

I will be happy to extend UofA facilities for any open source/non profit 

>Physical Environment:
>   one large room where everyone can fit, and with projectors
>(video and overhead) and whiteboards
>   a couple small rooms for subgroups to work together, talk
>loudly, fight holy wars, play music at hacking level.  Must
>also have whiteboard.

>   Uh-oh.  Just checked - the prices for a room at the Westin La
>Paloma is $350/night(!).  Five nights is nearly $2,000.

There are many hotels around that part of Tucson and range from $80 to $400 
check. [You can easily take a cab to Westin for less then $10 ]