Knowledge on demand: podcasts and videos


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Short presentation from the December 2011 NBIC (Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre) BioAssist programmer's meeting. Several podcasts and video sites are given as examples of great online resources for you to enjoy!

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Knowledge on demand: podcasts and videos

  1. 1. Knowledge on demand: podcasts and videos Enjoying interesting stuff that’s available online… December 9 th 2011 Freek de Bruijn (NBIC)
  2. 2. Introduction: why be bored? <ul><li>Often we talk about differences between biologists and computer scientists, but we have a lot in common too </li></ul><ul><ul><li>we want to know how stuff works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>we like to learn new things </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>we work in rapidly progressing fields </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>it’s very easy to share information with colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We live in a great time with vast amounts of stuff available online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube: 500 YouTube links are tweeted per minute, 3 billion video views per day and 38 hours of video uploaded per minute </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Warnings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>this presentation has a bias towards computer science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>it is focused on podcasts and videos, but there is much more </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>you might get hooked… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Feel free to tell everyone about your experience </li></ul>
  3. 3. Learning: “conventional” resources <ul><li>books </li></ul><ul><li>magazines </li></ul><ul><li>teachers (universities, workshops, courses) </li></ul><ul><li>conferences (Devoxx, JavaOne, NBIC, NPC) </li></ul><ul><li>radio programs </li></ul><ul><li>tv programs </li></ul>
  4. 4. Learning: online resources <ul><li>web sites, blogs, internet forums </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SourceForge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stack Overflow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BioStar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SEQanswers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RSS (JavaWorld, IBM developerWorks, Java Posse, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>OpenCourseWare </li></ul><ul><li>slide sharing (SlideShare) </li></ul><ul><li>data sharing (ConceptWiki) </li></ul><ul><li>workflow sharing (myExperiment, Taverna, Galaxy) </li></ul><ul><li>podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>videos </li></ul>
  5. 5. Drinking from the firehose <ul><li>Beware of information overload… </li></ul>
  6. 6. SlideShare: rapid growth in 2007-2011 <ul><li>SlideShare is the largest professional content sharing community in the world. It attracts 60 million unique visitors a month that together view 3 billion slides (each month). </li></ul>
  7. 7. SlideShare: lots of bioinformatics <ul><li>Searching for bioinformatics returns 4,497 results </li></ul><ul><li>Among the results is… a presentation on Hadoop ;-) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Podcasts: who is listening? <ul><li>Who has listened to a podcast? </li></ul><ul><li>Which podcasts do you like? </li></ul><ul><li>How many hours/week do you listen? </li></ul><ul><li>When and where do you listen? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Podcasts: some examples <ul><li>Futures in Biotech (audio and video) Explore the world of genetics, cloning, protein folding, genome mapping, and more with the most important researchers in biotech. </li></ul><ul><li>Software Engineering Radio Targeted at the professional software developer. The goal is to be a lasting educational resource, not a newscast. </li></ul><ul><li>The Java Posse (with a forum and a yearly unconference) News, discussion, and interviews about the Java programming language and associated Java technologies. </li></ul><ul><li>.NET Rocks For anyone interested in programming on the Microsoft .NET platform. Ranges from introductory information to hardcore geekiness </li></ul><ul><li>This Developer's Life A podcast about developers and their lives. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Podcasts: more examples <ul><li>Science Nature, Science, Hoe?Zo! Radio (Dutch), Noorderlicht (Dutch) </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Today in iOS, Mac Power Users, All About Android, Tech News Today, Triangulation, TuxRadar Linux Podcast, The Vergecast, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Photography This week in Photo </li></ul><ul><li>Others Manager Tools, Work Awesome, Get It Done guy, Cranky Middle Manager show, etc. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Videos: who is watching? <ul><li>Who has watched a biology/programming video? </li></ul><ul><li>Which videos/sites do you like? </li></ul><ul><li>How often do you view videos? </li></ul><ul><li>When and where do you watch? Is it easy or a hassle? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Videos: some examples <ul><li>Parleys </li></ul><ul><li>Google I/O </li></ul><ul><li>Channel 9 (Build, Tech Ed, MIX) </li></ul><ul><li>Galaxy instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Scala Days </li></ul><ul><li>FOSDEM </li></ul><ul><li>O'Reilly OSCON </li></ul><ul><li>Confreaks </li></ul><ul><li> (PyCon) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>