10 August 2007

Swiss-Prot 20 Talks on Google Video

Eric Jain has published the videos of the talks that happened during the "20th Anniversary of Swiss Prot": see http://eric.jain.name/2007/08/10/swiss-prot-20-talks-on-google-video/

08 August 2007

Back from Scifoo 2007

First of all: What is SCIFOO ? Forget about all those definitions about 'unconference' or 'science', here is the non-official definition: Scifoo is an event where you're invited and that just makes jealous all your friends and colleagues ! And it just works as I don't have any more friends and my colleagues hate me. A few people have been to Scifoo twice but I hate them :-)

Scifoo 2007: webcam mosaic

Many things have already been said on the blogosphere about the event: see here, here or here and I just can say that it was GREAT (You're JEALOUS, I KNOW !)!! :-) I felt so small beside all those great minds, It was really intimidating.

I want to thank again Timo Hannay for the invitation and my boss Philippe Gesnouin for paying the trip.

Thanks also to Duncan, Deepak , Euan, Richard, Attila, and some other... (it was nice to put a name on your faces !) for trying on making me speak about myself :-) The tent was also too noisy: as a French, is was really difficult to understand or speak with the people there.

The fame is something relative: I didn't know who was Martha Steward, nor Freeman Dyson, nor James Randi.

The presentations I really liked:
- James Randi : The One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge
- Lincoln Stein : James Watson's Personal Genome Sequence
- Jonathan Eisen: The Human Commensal Flora
- HowToons.
- Photosynth
- Freebase
- (...)

Strangely, I received a lot of positive feedback about my drawings while it was just some quick doodles. I haven't been drawing for a long time and this gave me the desire to go back to my drawing board, so may be this summer I will draw some scientits'portraits ... (just women, this is far more pleasant !)

OK, and now ladies and gentlemen, here are the latest cartoons I drew during Scifoo.


see also
Eva's talk at TED









.. but that was not the first time I was on the cover of Nature



At Google, the toilets contain some documentation about java programming




The power of the CUBE

01 August 2007

Scifoo J-1