Ok, really, I’m going to blog again…
Sorry for the sparseness of late. We were all over the place doing UCSC Genome Browser (we do intro + advanced), ENCODE, and Galaxy workshops. At NIH we also did IMG and VISTA (Man, that security at NIH is fierce….). Trey is still on the road, in fact, doing the training in Morocco.
Ok, you couldn’t be there…but all of those trainings are available on our web site right now, except for ENCODE. The same material we do in the online materials is what we do in workshops. The only one of those that requires subscription is IMG. And you won’t find ENCODE as a stand-alone tutorial yet–but that’s coming. We now have sent the script to the studio and we’ll be assembling that soon.
I do want to mention one thing that we think is interesting, and we see in almost every training we do. Nearly every time, more than half of the attendees at our trainings are female. Based on what you read about women falling out of the pipeline in science, you’d think there would be no way we’d even get 50%. But generally it is more than half women in these trainings. (We have the data if anyone can think of a way we can use that to get a grant )
Our current theory is that women are more likely to admit they could use the training (something like asking for directions…you know…?). Or do men prefer documentation? We don’t know. What’s your theory?