OME Community Meeting, May 26-28, Dundee

Dear All-

OME is pleased to announce that it will hold its next Annual Users Meeting in Dundee, May 26-28, 2020. This is the 13th meeting in this series that explores the imaging community’s status on file formats, metadata specs, data management and workflows. We’ll review OME’s progress and discuss next steps and priorities for OME and the community. The meeting will be held in the Dalhousie Building at the University of Dundee.

The meeting will start at 10am on May 26 and finish at 4pm on May 28. A more detailed agenda will be published shortly, but expect lightning talks from meeting participants, invited speakers, workshops, demos and code hacking. You can expect alot of emphasis on file formats this year (the discussion on Next Gen File Formats will give you a sense of the topics we will discuss) as well as on data sharing and publication. We’ll definitely review and discuss public resources like IDR, BioImage Archive and others.

It’s usually gorgeous in Scotland in May, so hopefully the weather will cooperate (not guaranteed: as I type we have a strong storm blowing through Dundee with >80 mph gusts). We look forward to seeing you here for 3 days of deep dives into imaging data. For now hold the dates, and we’ll work on finalising the agenda.

Looking forward to seeing you in Dundee in May!

Cheers,

Jason

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Dear All-

Just a quick note that, after some great feedback, we are renaming this meeting the OME Community Meeting, as this better reflects the breadth of topics, attendees, interests and applications.

We’ll follow with registration details shortly.

Cheers,

Jason

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Dear All-

An update on the OME Community Meeting.

The meeting will go ahead as planned May 26-28, 2020, but will use a virtual format. While we love welcoming you all to Dundee, the current COVID crisis is limiting gatherings and domestic and international travel is rapidly changing. Therefore we’ll switch to a virtual meeting, combining webinar-style presentations, breakouts, discussions rooms. We’ve already lined up a great set of speakers-- now we just have to work out a schedule that allows speakers and participants from a range of 18 timezones to participate productively without falling asleep on their keyboards.

Our current plan, which seems pretty solid (but might still change as we work through TZs and process), is to have 3 days dedicated to related, but separate topics:

May 26 – Public data resources
May 27 – Advanced Imaging Data Applications
May 28 – Practical workshops

Hopefully this structure will give different members of the communtiy flexibility and structure they will need for planning. We are still working through the details, and we’d appreciate any feedback or suggestions you might have. We’ll continue to post updates here, on Twitter (@openmicroscopy) and on the OME website.

Looking forward to “meeting” you all in May (and hearing any suggestions or feedback you have on this new way of working!)

Cheers,

Jason

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