What we're about
Upcoming events (5+)
Join us for coffee, code, and conversation at the crack of dawn! Work on your projects, ask advice, and network with fellow developers, professional and hobbyist alike! This is an open house style event for those that like to get up and going early in the morning, feel free to come any time and stay as long as you like. We usually sit in the row of tables with the long bench seat facing the entrance.
A streamlined AWS implementation for processing high-volume forensic DNA data will be presented (https://www.fsigenetics.com/article/S1872-4973(17)30177-1/abstract), and examples of how next-generation DNA technologies are being applied to solve cold-cases will be discussed. Participants will also have an opportunity to provide input to a pilot concept for opensource data collection for forensic applications. AWS tools: S3, MySQL, Elastic Beanstalk, Lambda Dr. Seth A. Faith is currently a strategic consultant and principal investigator in the Office of Research at The Ohio State University (OSU). He previously held positions as an assistant professor at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and as research leader in Biosecurity at Battelle Memorial Institute. Dr. Faith has led industry and US government sponsored research and development, producing the world’s first systems for using next-generation sequencing compatible with the U.S. National DNA Database, as well as a Cloud-based bioinformatics for forensic DNA analysis. Presently, Dr. Faith serves in advisory roles for committees that oversee the standards of forensic science in the US, including The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Standards Board (ASB). He has a PhD in Biomedical Science from Northeast Ohio Medical University, received specialized biodefense training as postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and is a self-taught bioinformatician and genetic data hacker. Venue hosted and pizza provided by: Blubrry Podcasting (www.blubrry.com) - a proud supporter of AWS, providing podcast hosting, statistics, and enterprise podcast tools since 2005.
Come experience the new faces of WITI. Meet our board, tour the mansion, snag a new headshot and much more! Explore the newest co-working space in downtown Columbus while making connections and learning about what WITI has in store for 2020. Please register here: https://witi.com/networks/columbus/events/3507/The-Premier/
Papers We Love Columbus, a computer science reading group, is reading The Pragmatic Programmer, 20th Anniversary Edition. From the book site: "This new edition examines the core of modern software development—understanding what is wanted and producing working, maintainable code that delights its users. It covers topics ranging from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse." You can get a copy of the book from the book site (below) or most other bookstores. For the 27 February meeting we'll read through the end of the book. https://pragprog.com/book/tpp20/the-pragmatic-programmer-20th-anniversary-edition Come enjoy good lunch and geeky talk with Papers We Love!