CUB#4: 1 October 2014


Cape~Heidelberg Unseminars in Bioinformatics (FREE PIZZA!)

When: Wednesday, 1 October 2014 @17h30 (pizza) and @18h30 (CUB start)

Where: UCT MAC Club @ MAP

What happened: 

After an array of pizza, we started CUB#4 with a short introduction on what the night would entail.  Intercontinental networking with HUBers, and another opportunity to strengthen the ties between CUBers.

A couple of glasses of wine kept the participants busy while the tech savvy organisers scurried amongst laptops to ensure the environment promoted effortless scientific romances. After a hesitant start, we soon found that it was harder to call a time-out than it was to encourage the “hi my name is” ice-breaking interaction.

The feedback last night was overwhelmingly positive, but if there are non-wine induced suggestions, we would love to learn from your individual encounters. Please add comments on your speed dating experience!

The show and tell became a clustering of minds across the MAC club, some around the pool table, some around the bar, and others on their laptops going through code on the big screen.  The CUB-HUB video-interaction lead to general but interesting discussions on programming languages and ideas on future collaborative projects.

Despite the technical difficulties (which were tested before the event and shown to work well – typical fate!) we learnt a great deal from the experience. If there are any CUBers who would be interested in a CUB#4 feedback session and brainstorming for CUB#5, just add a comment below and we will create a communication thread.

Thank you to the HUB organisers and to the CUB enthusiasts, we are so grateful for the continued support and are looking forward to successful future collaborations.

And thank you to everyone who attended, a truly international [scientific] affair.



If you would like to get in touch with anyone at the HUB hub, join the CUB and HUB linkedIn groups:

Cape Unseminars in Bioinformatics and Heidelberg Unseminars in Bioinformatics





Who was there?

Timestamp Name Email Institution / Affiliation Where did you hear about the CUBs??
8/12/2014 15:20:27 Andrew drewx [at] Wits
9/19/2014 9:53:51 Gustavo Salazar gsalazar [at] CBIO – UCT Nats
9/19/2014 10:34:37 Natasha natasha [at] SANBI
9/19/2014 10:42:20 Florian Huber f.huber [at] University of Heidelberg
9/26/2014 10:14:21 Flavia flacchy [at] UCT Previous meetings
9/28/2014 18:03:05 martin ranik martin.ranik [at] kapa biosystems *^_^*
9/28/2014 21:29:32 Fredrick Nindo fnindo [at] UCT CBIO Lab CBIO
9/28/2014 22:44:45 david matten dmatten [at] SACEMA Natasha
9/29/2014 11:29:06 Gordon Wells gordon.wells [at] Univ. Stellenbosch
9/29/2014 13:47:15 Batsirai bmabvakure [at] SANBI SANBI
9/29/2014 15:46:34 Stephanie Pitts steph15pitts [at] SANBI Natasha
9/29/2014 15:47:20 Ereshia Gabier ereshia [at] South African National Bioinformatics Institute By Natasha Wood
9/30/2014 9:43:25 Kenneth Babu babuken [at] CBIO UCT Natasha & Gustavo
9/30/2014 10:41:19 Anelda anelda.vdwalt [at] UCT Natasha/Gustavo
9/30/2014 13:51:54 Phillip Labuschagne philliplab [at] SANBI Natasha Wood
9/30/2014 15:12:51 Marike Visser marikev [at] SUN/ARC
9/30/2014 15:15:27 Riashna Sithaldeen riashna.sithaldeen [at] University of Cape Town Aidan Budd
10/1/2014 9:15:14 aderito amonjane [at] UCT
10/1/2014 15:29:49 Imogen imogenawright [at] SANBI Natasha
10/1/2014 16:51:54 Tracy Meiring tracy.meiring [at] UCT Wendy CPGR

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