BigDat 2016 where men (and only men) will teach you about big data #YAOMM

Just got an email invitation to the following
BigDat 2016
Bilbao, Spain
February 812, 2016
Organized by:
DeustoTech, University of Deusto
Rovira i VirgiliUniversity
I confess, I was intrigued enough to look because it was in Bilbao, and, well, my kids are completely obsessed with soccer and we are thinking of a trip to Barcelona, so why not a trip to Bilbao too.  And then, well, I got sick to my stomach.  I looked at the list of speakers and instructors and did a bunch of Googling to make inferences about their gender.  And, well, everyone associated with the School appears to be male.  That is 24 or 24 slots (4 keynote speaker slots and 20 professor slots.  See below for the rundown.  People I identified as male are highlighted in yellow. Sad and disappointing.  Needless to say I will not be going.

Keynote Speakers

  1. Nektarios Benekos (European Organization for Nuclear Research)
  2. Chih-Jen Lin (National Taiwan University)
  3. Jeffrey Ullman (Stanford University)
  4. Alexandre Vaniachine (Argonne National Laboratory)
Professors and Courses

  1. Nektarios Benekos (European Organization for Nuclear Research)
  2. Hendrik Blockeel (KU Leuven)
  3. Edward Y. Chang (HTC Health, Taipei)
  4. Nello Cristianini (University of Bristol)
  5. Ernesto Damiani (University of Milan)
  6. Francisco Herrera (University of Granada),
  7. Chih-Jen Lin (National Taiwan University),
  8. George Karypis (University of Minnesota)
  9. Geoff McLachlan (University of Queensland)
  10. Wladek Minor (University of Virginia),
  11. Raymond Ng (University of British Columbia)
  12. Sankar K. Pal (Indian Statistical Institute)
  13. Erhard Rahm (University of Leipzig)
  14. Hanan Samet (University of Maryland)
  15. Jaideep Srivastava (Qatar ComputingResearch Institute)
  16. Jeffrey Ullman (Stanford University)
  17. Alexandre Vaniachine (Argonne National Laboratory)
  18. Xiaowei Xu (University of Arkansas, Little Rock)
  19. Fuli Yu (Baylor College of Medicine)
  20. Mohammed J. Zaki (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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