Recording on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G419mmAL9qw
We are at the beginning of a pivotal chapter in the history of medicine.
It took more than a decade and billions of dollars to assemble the first human genome. Today, this tedious task be done in a only a few hours and with a cost as low as $1000.
This historical advancement in the genomics world has created a significant challenge and opportunity for storing, analyzing and understanding genomics information. Fortunately, the software industry, while working on massive ad networks, video games, and social applications, has invented tools, approaches and solutions that can directly be applied to the genomics world and enable the future of medicine.
This talk serves as a preliminary field guide for general software engineers, with no experience in genomics on what it takes to transition from the internet world to the genomics world. An industry ripe for innovation and great potential for applying big data, algorithms, system design and user interface design best practices from the software world.
Lots of us are tired of working on yet another ad network, social game, or mobile game. We want to work on things that change the world and affect human life in a positive way. And what would be better than curing human diseases?
At the end of this talk you will know what skills you can bring to the genomics world from the software world, pointers to the best resources for a software engineer to explore genomics and top open-source genomics tools/libraries used within the genomics industry.
Sr. Lead Software Engineer
Bina Technologies Inc.