The Ensembl Outreach team is currently looking into the possibility of giving browser and / or API workshops in the Western US in 2013. Ideally, this would be after the Plant and Animal Genome Conference in San Diego (12-16 January), so in the second half of January.
Our workshops are highly interactive and consist of presentations alternated with lots of hands-on exercises. The ideal group size is between 20-30 participants for a browser workshop and between 10-20 participants for an API workshop.
We don’t charge academic institutions any fee for our workshops, but we expect the host to pay for our instructor’s expenses (i.e. accommodation, domestic travel and subsistence).
If you are potentially interested in hosting a workshop or want more information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.