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Rafael Irizarry keynote at the Markley Center

March 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

IMPORTANT: Please see ID requirement at bottom!

BCBB is proud to announce the latest installment of our seminar series. On March 6 Rafael Irizarry, Professor of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Professor of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at the Dana–Farber Cancer Institute, and a founder of the Bioconductor Project, will give the keynote for this event.

Nearly as notable as Prof Irizarry’s talk will be his surroundings: we’re holding this event in New England’s largest data center and the nerve center for networking in the northeast: the Markley Data Center. The Markley Group has graciously extended an invitation for us to use their event space at One Summer St in Boston, and to take groups of BCBB’ers on guided tours of their massive data center. We promise you will be astounded by the scale of a facility you’ve probably walked by unknowingly many times. On top of all that, BioTeam has graciously offered to sponsor on-site food and a cash bar. This is shaping up to be BCBB’s biggest event to date.

Event agenda:

– 5:30 start time; food and bar available; networking
– 6:00-6:45 Rafael Irizarry Keynote
– 6:50-8:00 Small groups go on staggered tours (each tour is 20-30 minutes, groups can be up to 10)

When we first dreamed up this event last year, your humble organizers took the tour, and we can verify that it’s very entertaining. Some of the bespoke technology they’ve cooked up to make good on their uptime guarantees border on science fiction, and the sheer scale of the facility smack in the middle of Downtown Crossing is staggering.

NOTE: As the Markley is a secure facility all attendees must present government photo ID at the security desk before you will be admitted to the event venue.

About Markley:
Headquartered in Boston, Markley delivers the predominant cloud and data center offerings, including enterprise-class, on-demand Infrastructure-as-a-Service solution that helps organizations maximize IT performance, reduce upfront capital expenses, increase speed to market, and improve business continuity. In addition, Markley has 100 percent uptime, backed by the industry’s best Service Level Agreement.

About BioTeam:
Scientists want to focus on their science. And they need critical information technology resources to provide a seamless foundation for their life changing work. BioTeam facilitates new discoveries by helping organizations translate their scientific needs into effective IT resources. With deep understanding and experience, BioTeam high-performance consulting spans IT domains and scientific disciplines to help scientists concentrate on science.

• What to bring
Please remember to bring a government-issued ID to check in at the security desk at One Summer St.


Markley Data Center
1 Summer Street
Boston, ma 02110 us
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