This was originally posted by Craig Smith at as “Bionode Hackday gives rise to five new modules for fetching and processing biological data”
13 July 2016

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Summary of the day
From 9:30am at Google Campus London we welcomed a large group of enthusiastic hackers to the Bionode and DNAdigest hackday: Crawling genomic datasets with node.js

The day started with introductions to DNAdigest and Repositive (the sponsor for the day) followed by an introduction and tutorial to Bionode by Bruno (@bmpvieira at

All attendees were soon installed and setup with Bionode and ready to roll. After dividing into five groups, each group selected a challenge and a data source to focus their efforts on. …


Modular and universal bioinformatics