Upcoming events

See a full list on the Coop Calendar

  • Partly Cloudy. One day conference discussing the challenges of building and supporting hybrid computing (on-premise/private plus third-party/public) for scientific research. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • October Data Science Month. Join us for a month full of data science activities. 

Past events

  • UCSC Genome Browser Training. Friday, August 23, 2019, 9am to noon, M1-A305 (Arnold Building). Bob Kuhn from UCSC led this training on use of the UCSC Genome Browser, including the following topics: features and navigation in the Genome Browser, types of data to visualize, and advanced features of the browser. A recording of the training can be found on YouTube.

Get connected!

  • Calendar of events: The Coop’s role is to unite efforts - that means making sure everyone knows about trainings, seminars, hackathons, and other data science and bioinformatics activities. To help with this, we maintain the Coop calendar in three formats. Choose what’s best for you:
    • Google (administered by FHBig) to add it to Outlook from the Google Calendar
      1. Log into Google Calendar
      2. Scroll down and click the three dots next to “The Coop Communities” calendar (you may have to mouse over to get the three dots to appear) and select ‘Settings and sharing’
      3. On the next page scroll down to 'Secret address in iCal format' and select and copy that full link
      4. Go to Outlook and view your calendar. Either right-click 'Shared Calendars' and then select Add Calendar > From Internet or select Import Calendar > Import from web and paste in the 'Secret address in iCal format' link
      5. The Coop Email calendar should now be under your Shared Calendars
    • Outlook: Search for “The Coop Email” under “Add Calendar from Directory”
      1. View your calendar
      2. On the Home tab click Open Calendar and
      3. In the search box type in "The Coop Email"
      4. Double click the name and click OK
      5. The Coop Email calendar should now be under your Shared Calendars
    • CenterNet (internal to Fred Hutch): Select “The Coop Bioinformatics and Data Science Interest Group” from the “Host” dropdown
    • Have an event to add to the Calendar? Send an email to coophelp at
  • SlackCheck out our online discussion community to message about all things data related. Use this link to sign up.
  • Fred Hutch Biomedical Data Science Wiki: Wondering what computing resources are available here? Curious about how to start your study using human specimens? Check out and contribute to for Fred Hutch-oriented documentation and how-to’s being actively curated by Fred Hutch staff. We welcome feedback and requests for content! 
  • Community groups and office hours: Interested in talking with other people about code, data, and computational methods? Check out the Training, Community and Finding Help page on the Fred Hutch Data Science Wiki for more information on what groups are meeting.
  • Newsletter: Have items for the newsletter? Want to be added to our email list (~2-3 emails per month)? Please contact coophelp at
  • Connect with us by sharing ideas, suggesting speakers, or requesting trainings