Announcing the first worldwide Illumina BaseSpace Developer meeting


We are excited to announce the first BaseSpace Developer Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, on October 21, 2013.  Immediately preceding the 2013 ASHG conference, the BaseSpace Developer meeting is a great opportunity for both experienced and novice developers to network, exchange ideas, and learn more about the world’s most widely used cloud-based bioinformatics platform for next-generation sequencing. In this free, one-day forum, you can learn how to build and launch your own bioinformatics apps for BaseSpace.

Why develop for BaseSpace? 90% of the world’s next-gen sequencing data is produced on Illumina instruments, and your novel algorithms, open-source tools, or applications for BaseSpace users can directly impact the growth of genomic research. In short, you can change the way the world analyzes genomic data.

Who should attend?

  • Bioinformatics Professionals
  • Academic Researchers
  • Statisticians
  • Engineers
  • Managers
  • Computational biology and chemistry specialists from the biopharmaceutical industry


Keynote: BaseSpace: Leveraging the Cloud to Eliminate the Bioinformatics Bottleneck
Alex Dickinson, Senior Vice President, Cloud Genomics, Illumina, Inc.

The BaseSpace Ecosystem: A Growing Opportunity for End Users and Developers
Scott Kahn, Chief Information Officer, Illumina, Inc.

BaseSpace Apps — Is One Enough?
D. Matthew Landry, Chief Technology Officer, Biomatters Ltd.

GePS and the Path to BaseSpace: New BaseSpace App Developer Experience
Susan Dombrowski, Ph.D., Senior Field Applications Scientist, Genomatix Software, Inc.

Rapid App Development with BaseSpace: Hello World! App — Developed in Two Days
Scott Markel, Ph.D., Principal Bioinformatics Architect, Accelrys

Building Better Annotation and Curation Tools on BaseSpace
Srinivasan Maithreyan, Ph.D., CTO, SciGenom

BaseSpace – DNASTAR’s Chase
Tom Schwei, Vice President and CFO, DNAStar

Developer to Developer — How the BaseSpace Architecture Makes it Easy to Develop and Launch Apps
Greg Roberts, Development Leader, BaseSpace, Illumina, Inc.

Hands-on Workshop (3 hours) – How to Build an App for That

Will be followed by a Networking Reception

Link to Agenda

Event Details:

Date: Monday 21 October, 2013, 8:00-6:00 PM ET

Location: Seaport Hotel
1 Seaport Lane
Boston, MA 02210
Seaport Ballroom on Mezzanine

Cost: Free

Twitter: #basedev2013

Got a killer NGS app? Enter your original idea and win an iPad mini at the conference!

Register Here

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