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About Us

We aim to facilitate a community-driven approach to empowering and encouraging all women++ bioinformaticians through regular meetings, networking events and workshops. We seek to give a platform to women++ professionals, including those members of other underrepresented groups in science, such as BIPOC, the LGBTQIA+ community, and people with disabilities.

Mission

The Women in Bioinformatics Group’s mission is to advance and support women++ in the fields of bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics, data science and informatics.

Vision

In order to accomplish our mission, we are focusing on three pillars of support: professional development, scientific communication, and community.

Professional Development: To provide opportunities and an environment conducive to the development of professional skills, empowerment, and networking within and outside of our community.

Scientific Communication: To exchange ideas and knowledge with others and provide a forum for speakers of all experience levels.

Community:To offer a supportive community that promotes equality, works towards reducing discrimination, and welcomes all.

Code of Conduct

This meetup group is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Anyone violating these rules may be sanctioned or banned from attending at the discretion of the conference organizers. Please contact the organizers through here if you feel someone has broken the code of conduct.

Original source and credit:

http://2012.jsconf.us/#/about

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The Ada Initiative (http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Conference_anti-harassment/Policy)

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