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2013 GMOD Summer School

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2013 GMOD Summer School

Dates: Friday July 19th - Tuesday July 23rd 2013

Venue: NESCent, North Carolina



GMOD 2013 Summer School wiki (contents available to course participants only)

The Course

The summer school comprises five days of hands-on courses on GMOD component installation, configuration, and usage. Most sessions are four hours (a half day), and the evenings feature work sessions where the instructors are available to answer questions and help participants use the tools with their data. The instructors on the course are experienced component developers and GMOD project staff.

The course covers the following topics in detail:

Time slot Topic Instructor Affiliation; GMOD role
Day 1, AM GMOD in the Cloud, AWS walkthrough Scott Cain Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
GMOD Project Coordinator; Chado, GBrowse
Day 2, AM Chado Tutorial Scott Cain Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
GMOD Project Coordinator; Chado, GBrowse
Day 5, AM Galaxy Tutorial Dave Clements Galaxy Project, Emory University
Galaxy
Day 4, AM GBrowse Scott Cain Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
GMOD Project Coordinator; Chado, GBrowse
Day 4, PM GBrowse syn Tutorial Sheldon McKay iPlant Collaborative, CSHL
GBrowse_syn, GBrowse
Day 1, AM GFF3 Scott Cain Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
GMOD Project Coordinator; Chado, GBrowse
Day 3, AM JBrowse Tutorial Robert Buels University of California, Berkeley
JBrowse
Day 1, PM MAKER Tutorial Michael Campbell and Daniel Ence University of Utah
MAKER
Day 1, AM/PM SOBA Tutorial Michael Campbell and Daniel Ence University of Utah
MAKER
Day 2, PM Tripal Tutorial Stephen Ficklin Washington State University
Tripal
Day 3, PM WebApollo Tutorial Chris Childers University of Missouri
Apollo, WebApollo

Course Work

The 2013 Summer School will use 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 will be 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.