On Friday, Emily Dolson, a doctoral student at Michigan State
University in Charles Ofria's lab, walked a bunch of us through d3.js
for data visualization. Crucially,
she did this from Michigan, and in addition to a local classroom,
taught three other classrooms -- one in Florida, one in Virginia ...
Continuing our efforts to bring bioinformatics training to a wider
audience while maintaining small class sizes, we're trying something
new! This Friday at noon Eastern/9am Pacific, Emily Dolson will be teaching a half day d3.js
lesson to a class at Michigan State ...
Brian O'Shea (a physics prof at Michigan State) asked me the
following, and I thought I'd post it on my blog to get a broader set
of responses. I know the answer is "Python 3", but I would appreciate
specific thoughts from people with experience either with the ...
Sean Eddy wrote an interesting blog post
on how scripting is something every biologist should learn to do.
This spurred a few discussions on Twitter and elsewhere, most of which
devolved into the usual arguments about what, precisely, biologists
should be taught.
I always find these discussions not merely predictable ...
This term, I'm once again teaching my upper-division CSE undergrad
course in Web Dev here at MSU. For the second time, I'm requiring students
to use github for their homework; unlike last year, I now understand pull
requests and have integrated them into the process.
I've started to think more broadly about bioinformatics training, and
after some conversations with Vicky Schneider at TGAC, Terri
Atwood at GOBLET, and others, I thought I'd write down some thoughts
on bioinformatics classrooms. In particular, what kind of compute
infrastructure is needed?