I am pleased to announce that there will be a GMOD meeting following the Plant and Animal Genome meeting in January. The GMOD meeting will be
held on January 18 and 19 at the Town and Country Hotel in San Diego's Hotel Circle. I do not yet have registration information but that should be forthcoming soon.
Two anticipated agenda items for the meeting are 'bake-offs', where different ways of achieving a goal are considered. One of the bake-offs will be a model organism database bake off, where any MOD that would like to participate will demonstrate how a redetermined set of questions would be answered using the her MODs web interface. Please let me know if you are interested in articipating.
The other bake-off is for programmer interfaces to the Chado database. The goal here is to demonstrate how your API would do standard tasks, like building a gene page or editing a feature.
Again, I will be sending registration information some time in the next week, but I wanted to get the announcement out as soon as I could. I look forward to seeing you in San Diego.