[Linux-aus] [LACTTE] Grant Application for Stemformatics Data Portal Student talk at LCA

Linux Australia President president at linux.org.au
Thu Jan 4 17:29:49 AEDT 2018

Hi everyone,

Just to close the loop on this one, Council voted on this request and
has approved the request. 

Kind regards,


On 19/12/17 04:40, Rowland Mosbergen wrote:
> To the Linux Australia Community,
> We wanted to apply for a further grant application around the
> Stemformatics Data Portal project, this time around travel expenses.
> Sadia Waleem was one of the students who was on the Stemformatics 
> Data Portal project (https://portal.stemformatics.org). 
> She has been accepted to talk at the second Open Source and
> Bioinformatics miniconf as part of Linux Conference Australia on 22
> January 2018 at University of Technology, Sydney.
> We are hoping that with this talk we may attract more people to help
> contribute to the Open Source Stemformatics ecosystem, especially 
> around the Data Portal. We have been improving our documentation 
> and will be updating our website to provide more information about 
> how to contribute code to this and other Stemformatics projects.
> I estimate the flights will cost around $300 via Jetstar (normally $139
> or $149 without check-in). I wasn't sure if there would be a provision 
> to include taxi fares to and from Melbourne airport for Sadia. We would
> be happy to pay the taxi fares in Sydney, as we have another 
> developer, Isha Nagpal, who is also speaking at the same event.
> I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have around this.
> Below is the acceptance email from Alan Rubin about the miniconf.
> /---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: *Alan Rubin* <rubin.a at wehi.edu.au <mailto:rubin.a at wehi.edu.au>>
> Date: Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 9:44 PM
> Subject: Invitation to Speak at LCA 2018
> To: Sadia Waleem <sadia.waleem at stemformatics.org
> <mailto:sadia.waleem at stemformatics.org>>
> Cc: Rowland Mosbergen <rowland at stemformatics.org
> <mailto:rowland at stemformatics.org>>, Aaron Darling
> <aaron.darling at uts.edu.au <mailto:aaron.darling at uts.edu.au>>
> /
> /Hi Sadia,
> Aaron Darling and I are organizing the second Open Source and
> Bioinformatics miniconf as part of Linux Conference Australia on 22
> January 2018 at University of Technology, Sydney.
> We would be very excited to have you come and speak about your
> Stemformatics Data Portal project, particularly because it was supported
> directly by Linux Australia. I think that the highly technical (but mostly
> non-scientific) audience will be very interested in hearing about how you
> addressed some of the challenges in dealing with large biological
> datasets.
> Conference registration is required, but we are able to secure single-day
> registrations for invited miniconf speakers. The conference website is
> http://lca2018.linux.org.au/ <http://lca2018.linux.org.au/>
> I¹m happy to answer any questions you may have. Please let me know if you
> are able to accept at your earliest convenience. Hope to hear from you
> soon.
> Best,
> Alan
> Alan F Rubin, PhD
> Postdoctoral Fellow
> Bioinformatics Division
> The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
> 1G Royal Parade | Parkville | VIC 3052 | Australia
> Phone +61 3 9345 2631 <tel:%2B61%203%209345%202631>
> Email rubin.a at wehi.edu.au <mailto:rubin.a at wehi.edu.au>/
> Regards,
> *Rowland Mosbergen | Stemformatics Project Manager*
> Centre for Stem Cell Systems
> Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience | Faculty of Medicine,
> Dentistry and Health Sciences
> Room 1.36, Level 1, Kenneth Myer Building
> The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia
> *T: *+61 3 834 46623 *E: *_rowland at stemformatics.org
> <mailto:rowland at stemformatics.org>_
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