CASPita: Critical Assessment of Student Programming in Italy
The RSG-Italy is organising the second coding assessment within the Bioinformatics and Biology areas.
The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) is a scholarly society dedicated to advancing the scientific understanding of living systems through computation.
Our mission is to provide to the Italian students in the fields of computational biology and bioinformatics a hub of connections to universities, academic experts, industry and to other students.
Our goals are to promote the spreading of knowledge within the field and to create permanent collaborations among future Italian Bioinformaticians.
The Regional Student Group (RSG)-Italy is part of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB).
Our purpose is to challenge the italian bioinformatic programmers community with some of the most widespread
biological issues. In short term, the goal is to organize the first coding assessment specifically conceived
for young italian programmers within the Bioinformatics and Biology areas. The challenge will specifically address
topics of interest for the community. The proposed solutions will be evaluated and the best ones will be shared with
the community so that everyone will take advantage of the contest.
The long term goals include the creation of a set of simple, well commented and re-usable parsing and processing tools,
as well as algorithms, of interest for the whole Biologists and Bioinformaticians network. In addition, the contest
will promote the dialogue and discussion on biological problems from the programming point of view, as well as the
interaction between the two sides of Bioinformatics: biologists and programmers.
The prize for first place is a 100$ amazon coupon, the second place will get the book “Bioinformatics Challenges at
the interface of biology and Computer Science, Mind the Gap” by Teresa K. Attwood, Stephen R. Pettifer, David Thorn.
We will update the information if more prizes will be available.
For more information take a look at our web page
and read the call
Submissions open: October 15th 2017
DEADLINE: December 15th 2017