After the cold rain and stinging wind yesterday this day in Tokyo presents itself most magnificent. The sky is blue, the wind is still cold but the air is clear and crisp, and, best of all, I am writing this post with snow-covered Mt. Fuji in clear sight from the 8th floor of the CBRC building in the Tokyo Bay Area.
The Open Space session on Monday and ensuing discussions resulted in two main targets for me to work on this week. Rutger Vos and Chris Zmasek are joining forces with me to define a basic Phyloinformatics Web-Services API, or PhyloWS in short (pronounced “phylowiz”). (You can also watch some of our ramblings on the PhyloWS workgroup page at the BioHackathon wiki.)