Cancer Genomics Cloud Workshop

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Free workshop at ISB on August 2nd!  

Come learn how to leverage the resources of the ISB-CGC and the Google Cloud to analyze publicly available TCGA data.

During this workshop you will

  • Learn about the ISB Cancer Genomics Cloud pilot project, including:
    • what you can do with the ISB-CGC Web App
    • how to access TCGA data in Google Cloud Storage
    • how to work with TCGA data in BigQuery
    • how to use R and/or Python to analyze cloud-hosted datasets
    • how to use Docker to package and run your tools on Google Compute Engine VMs
    • how to run and manage thousands of compute tasks
  • Learn some basics about using and navigating the Google Cloud, including:
    • the Cloud Console
    • accessing data in and uploading data to Cloud Storage
    • keeping data secure and sharing it with collaborators
    • the BigQuery web interface
  • Learn how you can participate in the latest DREAM challenge


  • Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm at the Institute for Systems Biology
  • You will need to bring a laptop to participate.
  • More details on how to prepare for the workshop will be provided to registered participants.