What we're about
Hi to all women that are interested in developing bioinformatics tools. Try to answer to 2 easy questions to avoid misunderstandings: - why women? is because you hate men? - No, although men are weirds (kidding ... some of my best friends are men). It seems I am weird because I don't find women in this particular field of developing bioinformatics tools (see this, for instance: https://github.com/chapmanb/bcbio-nextgen#contributors . Only a few out of 23 contributors. And this is one of the most collaborative tools I know) - and ... why? maybe women don't want this ... - well, I want to know if that is true, or whether there is another cultural reason behind that. I can not find any reason why women wouldn't be interested in developing bioinformatics tools. If there is, maybe I find what it is and I can publish a Nature paper (kidding again ...) Another experience was the last hackathons of codeFest ( http://www.open-bio.org/wiki/Codefest_2014 ), where only there were two women out of 60 people... I just don't believe that there are no more like me... I am weird but not because of working on this. So, please, if you are interested in learn how to develop tools in Bioinformatics, or you already do, but feel alone (kidding again) ... just join the meetup and help to increase woman population in this field. The idea of this group is to be a proxy to the developer community (for now men dominated) with the hope to get a great balance in the field (and hope one day this group disappears). Everybody knows that more diverse means more ... everything.