I’m proud to announce the launch of SeqAcademy.org, a website to teach others RNA-Seq and ChIP-Seq analysis even with no prior programming experience.
This project was the result of the NIH April Data Science Hackathon, at which researchers from across the globe met to work on projects here at the NIH. Our group created SeqAcademy, an educational pipeline for RNA-Seq and ChIP-Seq designed to teach others the basics of bioinformatics. I hope to use this website to teach myself html/css, reach out to others, and provide for the greater bioinformatics community. I could see this project gaining momentum and becoming something greater – even with letting users login to the website, follow tutorials at their own pace, and earn certificates of completion. I would love to take SeqAcademy the step further and develop it into whatever the bioinformatics community needs as far as tutorials are concerned. It would require a lot of work creating a website from scratch, but it has the potential to help a lot of people.