[Biopython-dev] SciPy 2015

Kevin Jacobs jacobs at bioinformed.com
Thu May 28 01:49:07 UTC 2015

Also, IPython notebooks can be translated into static reveal.js
presentations (using presentation mode
<http://neuroscience.telenczuk.pl/?p=607>) and even dynamic presentations
(via RISE <https://github.com/damianavila/RISE>).

On Wed, May 27, 2015 at 5:12 PM, Eric Talevich <eric.talevich at gmail.com>

> On Fri, May 15, 2015 at 4:53 AM, Tiago Antao <tra at popgen.net> wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> It is a pleasure to report that the abstract for the SciPy conference
>> was accepted.
>> As you probably know both Joao and me will be presenting Biopython (Joao
>> on BOSC and me on SciPy). The scope of the presentation will be
>> slightly different: I think Joao will concentrate on updates, whereas
>> my presentation will be more general.
>> I would like to spend some time on putting forward a snappy
>> presentation that could be re-used (even if only partially) by others in
>> the future.
>> I am trying to think on what technology to use. I want to avoid
>> powerpoint, beamer and friends. Also most web presentation frameworks
>> are actually quite powerpoint-like.
>> I am trying to find something that is free-software, can easily use
>> animations and insightful presenting features. Should work on the web
>> and on live-presentations. I am ignoring dead-tree printing.
>> I am considering quite some wacky things like blender or animation
>> packages. Trying to be a bit out-of-the-box in terms of form...
>> If someone has any ideas...
>> Tiago
> Hi Tiago,
> Hopefully I'm not too late here. I recall Bow once gave a nice talk that
> was based on Reveal.js or similar:
> http://lab.hakim.se/reveal-js/#/17
> It is PowerPoint-like, but since it is based on JS and HTML, you could in
> principle add your own JavaScript-driven animations after drafting it using
> the original framework and generating the basic presentation.
> A little heretical at a Python conference, but you could supplement
> Biopython's own plots with BioJS widgets:
> http://biojs.io/
> Prezi is non-Free, but it is free-as-in-beer for academics and is
> definitely different from PowerPoint. Useful as a point of inspiration, at
> least.
> Have you considered or investigated doing the whole presentation as an
> IPython/Jupyter notebook? This would probably be the most direct way to
> show off Biopython's features, including plots. I think it would be
> possible to launch PyMol from the shell, too.
> -Eric
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