My experience of presenting at ECCB’12 #eccb12
Earlier today I presented our work on annotation quality (http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/bts372) at ECCB’12. This was my first time presenting outside of an internal lab seminar and it was a great experience. I was in the 525 seater Montreal auditorium at the Congress Center Basel, which was a really nice place to talk. There was a good number of people in attendance; at a guess, i’d say around 200 people.
I think my talk went reasonably well. There were a couple of places I could have been clearer/more flowing, but overall I’m quite happy. It was also great to have some of the UniProt people in the audience asking questions (which I think I could have answered a bit better). It was also nice to catch some of them for a chat afterwards.
Twitter has been quite popular during the conference, and the hashtag #eccb12 has been trending on Twitter. It was interesting to read the tweets people had sent during the talk, and the whole twitter experience during ECCB has been pretty cool!
It has been a great experience to be at ECCB. Some of the statistics provided in the opening talk were impressive (sadly I can’t remember them specifically/all). However, there are over 1000 attendees and 341 submissions were received, of which 48 were accepted for oral presentation. I’m really pleased that our work was accepted, and want to extend a thanks to the organisers of ECCB for the opportunity to come and talk.