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h1. Arvados Summit - Fall 2013
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The Fall 2013 Arvados Summit will take place in Boston on Tuesday, October 22nd, from 1pm to 4:30pm. Register for *free* at
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h2. What is the Arvados Summit?
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Arvados is a platform for managing and analyzing genomic and biomedical big data. At the summit, we're going to dig in on Arvados by presenting the technology that is working now, showing examples of how to implement it, and discussing in depth what should go into the roadmap for the next six months.
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h2. Logistics
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* When: Tuesday, October 22nd from 1pm to 4:30pm (cocktail hour to follow)
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* Where: The Summit will take place in the Innovation District in Boston, close to the Boston Convention Center.
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* Registration:
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h2. Agenda
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* *Welcome*: Alexander Wait Zaranek: Scientific Director, Clinical Future; Director of Infomatics, Harvard Personal Genome Project
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* Presentation of [[Keep|Keep Project]]
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* Working session to gather community [[input on Keep]]
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* Presentation of [[Computation and Pipeline Processing|Crunch Project]]
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* Working session to gather community [[input on Crunch]]
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* Presentation of [[Technical Architecture|Lightning Project]]
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* Working session to gather community [[input on Lightning]]
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* Pipelines and Applications panel, including:
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** Brad Chapman, ‎Research Associate, Bioinformatics Core at Harvard School of Public Health:
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** Ntino Krampis, Assistant Professor, J. Craig Venter Institute:
** Phillip Pan, CTO, Cypher Genomics:
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** Francisco De La Vega, VP of Genome Science, Real Time Genomics:
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Comments and suggestions on the agenda are welcome.
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h2. What is transparent informatics?
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We think that Arvados fits into a broader industry trend of transparent informatics. As increasingly large and complex datasets are used to deliver routine clinical care and do biomedical research, there is a need for well-integrated systems of software and data that can be used by everyone.
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*Software* can be a "transparent informatics resource" if it provides downloadable source code that is made publicly available under the AGPLv3 / GPLv2 (or any later version) or a compatible license such as Apache 2.0.
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*Integrated Human Datasets* (i.e. sequencing, health, and other biomedical data) can be "transparent informatics resources" if they are in the public domain via the Creative Commons CC0 copyright waiver or an equivalent legal construct; other information (e.g. wikis, scientific articles) available under CC-BY-SA or a compatible license such as CC-BY or CC0.
h2. What is the Arvados Foundation?
We're planning to create a foundation for Arvados and to support the broader transparent informatics movement. We'll be talking more about it at the summit and circulating a proposal for how the foundation will be organized.
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h2. How to register
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Register for the Fall 2013 Arvados Transparent Informatics Summit for *free* at