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2012 GMOD Summer School

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The GMOD Summer School is a five day course that covers the use of several widely used GMOD components in the context of a organism or clade database. The course is taught by members of the projects' development teams. Applications are competitive, since we generally receive many more applications that we have slots.

GMOD 2012 Summer School wiki (contents available to course participants only)

Students and tutors from the 2012 GMOD Summer School

The Course

A 5 day hands-on course on GMOD component installation, configuration, and usage. Most sessions were four hours (a half day), and the evenings featured work sessions where the instructors for that day's topics were available to answer questions and help participants use the tools with their data. The instructors on the course were experienced component developers and GMOD project staff.

The course covered the following topics in detail:

Topic Tutorial Instructor Affiliation; GMOD role
Amazon Web Services set up Tutorial Scott Cain Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
GMOD Project Coordinator; Chado, GBrowse
Chado Tutorial Scott Cain Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
GMOD Project Coordinator; Chado, GBrowse
Galaxy Tutorial Dave Clements Galaxy Project, Emory University
Galaxy
GBrowse Tutorial Scott Cain Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
GMOD Project Coordinator; Chado, GBrowse
GBrowse syn Tutorial Sheldon McKay iPlant Collaborative, CSHL
GBrowse_syn, GBrowse
GFF3 Tutorial Scott Cain Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
GMOD Project Coordinator; Chado, GBrowse
JBrowse Tutorial Robert Buels University of California, Berkeley
JBrowse
MAKER Tutorial Barry Moore University of Utah
MAKER
SOBA Tutorial Barry Moore University of Utah
MAKER
Tripal Tutorial Stephen Ficklin Washington State University
Tripal
WebApollo Tutorial Ed Lee Berkeley Bioinformatics Open-source Projects (BBOP)
Apollo, WebApollo

Course Work

The 2012 Summer School used Amazon Web Services to host virtual GMOD instances containing the software and demo data used during the course. See GMOD in the Cloud for more information on the GMOD Amazon Machine Images available to the public. The tutorials used on the course are available on this wiki for interested persons to work through.

Sponsors

NESCent

GMOD thanks the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) for its continued support of the GMOD project and for providing the venue for this course. NESCent is interested in outreach to groups who are underrepresented in evolutionary biology and improving evolution education, and offers resources for scientists, educators, and the general public that meet these goals.

GMOD thanks the generous grant from the Amazon AWS in Education program, which provided free compute time on Amazon Web Services for the course tutors and participants.