BOSC 2014 Guess the Keynote Competition
(From Peter Cock, via the OBF News Blog)
We’re pleased to officially confirm that one of the two keynote speakers
for the 15th annual Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC 2014) will
be C. Titus Brown, as he announced on Twitter recently:
Titus Brown (@ctitusbrown):
Excited to be a keynote speaker at BOSC 2014! My title:
“A History of Bioinformatics (in the year 2039)”
– plenty of room for mischief
In recognition of the growing use of Twitter and social media within science
as a way of connecting across geographical divides, we’re announcing a
Twitter competition to guess who is scheduled to give the second keynote
at BOSC 2014 in Boston.
To enter, please tweet using hashtag #bosc2014 and include us via @OBF_BOSC,
I think @OBF_BOSC should invite “Professor X” to be a keynote speaker
at #BOSC2014 because…
The first correct entry (within one week) will be awarded one complementary
BOSC 2014 registration fee for themselves, or a nominated group member. This
does not cover travel or accommodation, and there is no cash substitute if you
cannot attend BOSC 2014. Members of the OBF board, BOSC organizing
committee, and ISMB SIG committee are not eligible, nor are the keynote
We intend to announce the mystery keynote speaker and any Twitter competition
winner in one week’s time, but reserve the right to cut short, modify, or
cancel the competition.
Our ulterior motive is to crowd source ideas for future keynote speakers in
BOSC 2015, so some serious suggestions please
Further details about BOSC 2014 will be posted here:
Peter Cock & Nomi Harris, BOSC 2014 co-chairs.
This was also posted to the OBF News Blog,
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