Ensembl: beyond the website
Lausanne, 26-27 November 2009
This 2-day workshop is aimed at developers interested in exploring Ensembl beyond the website. The workshop will covers the Ensembl core and compara databases, and how to programmatically access their data. For each databases the API design as well as its most important objects and their methods will be presented. This will be followed by practical sessions in which the participants can put the learned into practice.
Participants are expected to have experience in writing simple Perl scripts and a background in object oriented programming techniques. Being familiar with databases (MySQL) would be an advantage.
All participants are kindly requested to bring a laptop for the exercises.