Hey folks, let’s have a discussion on how to restart the ReSeq project.
Just after the COVID pandemic hit I was trying to buy a HiSeq here in Bristol and set it up in our Hackspace. This didn’t work out for several reasons:
- I couldn’t get a machine with the PC for a reasonable price, the ebay seller kept rejecting my offers
- While the local Hackspace agreed to give me some space for it, the Hackspace itself decided to move somewhere else in the meantime (so all of that would need to be re-negotiated with the Hackspace members)
- I had too many other obligations, including my part-time work at the University of Bath
- The pandemic made everything harder
My availability is looking up a little at the end of this month when my contract with Uni of Bath runs out. However I do still have a lot of other projects ongoing.
The money available for ReSeq is still as it was May 2020 (CHF 5693.74 remaining). At this stage, I would like to try and sub-contract someone with the skills to take on the remaining programming work and use my own time to set the goals and manage the transition.
So what I would like to do is make a clear brief of what work should be done, what people want the HiSeq’s to do that they can not currently with PySeq. Feel free to respond below, also let’s have a call to discuss (@jmarkham @gaudi @bengtsjolen @kunal)