Suggestions for Programmers Meeting Topics

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Skype or Teleconf sessions

We had a few presentations via skype in the past two BioAssist meetings. All of them went quite well. So it could be encouraged to invite speakers abroad in the future meetings. For a better Q&A, we need a portable microphone. --Leon 15:36, 17 January 2010 (CET)

Lectures on our creations or other Bioinformatics tools


  • Grid basics
  • Barend Mons: Despautism
  • The user authentication mechanism, virtual passport. (suggested during the July 28 weekly meeting)
  • Technical writing practice & user manual tooling (e.g. DITA, Doxygen)
  • OpenAM (Robert Horlings?)

Tips and Tool Tricks

Other subjects

  • The Biology behind each of our platforms, with an idea of the data involved.
  • Hibernate or similar platforms
  • JQuery / YUI / Dojo
  • The do's and don'ts of Graphical User Interfaces
  • Agile / Scrum
  • Software development methods (e.g. TDD)
  • Maven-like technologies (general applicability)
  • Guava (suggested by Reinout van Schouwen)
  • Cloud computing
  • HTML5 new features
  • Social network technology and your software
  • European Grid Initiative (EGI), Speaker Gergely Sipos
  • Continuous Integration (and testing)

Hands on / Workshops

  • Pieter van Beek, ToPoS hands-on, prototype implementations for programming-language specific ToPoS APIs
  • Metabolomics platform, groovy/grails hands-on
  • Hadoop hands-on
  • An even more detailed Galaxy hands-on