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Old 05-01-2014, 05:03 AM   #1
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Default SMC DREAM Challenge Webinar: Learn To Build Your Challenge Models In The Cloud

Dear SMC DREAM Challenge Participants,

Please click on the green link below to reserve a seat for the May 5 (9am Pacific) SMC Challenge webinar where Challenge organizers will cover how to make best use of the Google cloud computing tools during the Challenge.

Please register for SMC DREAM Challenge Webinar: Learn To Build Your Challenge Models In The Cloud on May 5, 2014 9:00 AM PDT at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

A little background to set the stage for the May 5 webinar:
Increasingly vast cancer genomic datasets are becoming available, and leveraging cloud-computing is an attractive option for processing them. As an example, participants in the ICGC-TCGA DREAM Somatic Mutation Calling Challenge are eligible for free credits for the Google Cloud Platform. These credits can be used for extra compute capacity or to experiment with algorithm implementation and execution. If you are interested to take advantage of these credits but are not sure how to begin, or if you simply want to learn more about cloud-computing with genomic data or the Challenge itself please join us for this webinar.

Topics will include:
-- Introduction to using the cloud
-- How to work with challenge data in Google Cloud Platform
-- Leveraging cloud technologies for your challenge submissions: demos of ways to code, compute, and view data
-- Challenge Q & A

Paul Boutros (University of Toronto)
Chris Bare (Sage Bionetworks)
Kristen Dang (Sage Bionetworks)

We will also be joined by Nicole Deflaux, Software Engineer, and Jonathan Bingham, Product Manager, Google Cloud Platform who will be available to answer questions during the webinar.

The SMC Challenge Organizers
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