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2014 - 2016 Bika News archive

Archived Bika Open Source LIMS News and Events, 2014 and 2016
Bika LIMS 315 is free
Released on Monday and the online demo upgraded. 1500 Downloads since
And so is Bika Health 315
Following the release of Bika LIMS 3.1.5, our LIMS for health care laboratories, Bika Health, has been upgraded to 3.1.5 too, inheriting the new LIMS code and adding more health care enhancements
Bika Roadmap 2014 II. Wish list
We were approached last week by a development team asking for technical assistance with functions they have been coding on for a number of weeks - an 80% match to what we have started on for bioinformatics now. We hope to see their code released but it looks very much like we'd be following a different, and given the difference in Bika experience, more sustainable route.
Bika at University. UW. UWC. SUN
Bika Open Source LIMS is hitting it off at educational institutions around the globe, partnering UWC SANBI in biobanking and proud to announce first customisations for the University of Washington Department of Environmental Health & Occupational Health Sciences included in next LIMS 3 release. CAF at SUN has joined the fray with three implementations and requirements analysis for more.
Bika LIMS 3.1.6 released
We are proud to announce the Bika LIMS 3.1.6 release. Though mainly a bug-fix version, some small features and enhancements are included too. The release saw a sharp spike in downloads, at the writing of this, more than 1000 a day since its release 17 December.
LIMS in town. Bika Health LIS
Valuable discussions are developing at the new LinkedIn LIMS Circus, and the Bika Health project page was published at last week
LIMS 3.1.7 and new Graphite theme released
Bika LIMS 3.1.7 and the exciting new Graphite theme 1.1 were released and are available for download. 3.1.7 Is a minor release, but features enhancements and eight new instrument interfaces. Graphite improves usability and user experience, moving Bika away from the standard Plone UI towards an even cleaner design. Exciting times!
Bika Health LIS 3.1.6 released
Following the release of Bika LIMS 3.1.7, our LIS for health care laboratories, Bika Health, has been upgraded to 3.1.6 too, inheriting the new LIMS code and adding more health care enhancements.
Welcome Bika 2015 GSoC students!
After reviewing 25 proposals, projects and students were matched. All of the latter have been very active in functional designs and much appreciated bug fixing and feature coding from the Bika tracker, all of it in the Gaob Bika LIMS 3.1.8 release
Bika LIMS 3.1.8, Health LIS 3.1.7. Released
Our May sprint saw great contributions from a number of project participants, no less our Google students. Thank you all. Downloads are climbing already as users start to upgrade.
2015 Google Summer of Code kicks off
Bika GSoC 2015 is under way.
Bika presentation to the CDC Georgia uploaded. In Georgian
The Bika Open Source LIMS presentation at a country of Georgia LIMS and lab information flow workshop by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been uploaded, and thanks to the CDC Georgia office, in both English and Georgian!
Bika LIMS 3.1.9 in the Open
Bika LIMS 3.1.9 was released last week, and the online demonstration installation upgraded. Open Source LIMS rules
US Bika Training Workshop
Bika core developers Campbell McKellar-Basset (Bika Lab Systems, Cape Town) Jordi Puiggené (Naralabs, Barcelona) and Michael Williams from Limelyte Technology Group (USA) are training users and coders in 2nd week of November, Spokane WA.
Bika US Training and Workshop from Nov 10, 2015 08:30 AM to Nov 11, 2015 05:00 PM Spokane, Washington,
This Bika Training workshop is intended to provide technical training for both existing and prospective Bika users. It covers the fundamentals of setting up, configuring and getting started with Bika LIMS and then continues into specific discussions revolving around workflow creation, instrument integration and report customization. Trainees are invited to bring their own configuration, customisation and use cases.
Bika Health 3.1.8 released
Bika Health Open Source LIS adds CLIA conformant health care functionality to Bika LIMS: Patients, Doctors, Referring Institutes, Clinical Cases, interfaces with clinical instruments and EMR or hospital systems. It is also used in veterinary settings with animal subjects and veterinarians in these roles, and forms the basis for Bika applications in bio-informatics and biobanks.
Bika Training in Sweden Dec 17, 2015 from 09:00 PM to 05:00 PM Stockholm,
Lemoene, Campbell and Alex are attending a Bioinformatics workshop in Uppsala early Dec and will be available for meet-ups and training, both user and technical on-site (at your heated premises;-) if anybody is interested. Let us know. We'll be in Stockholm Thursday 17 and Friday 18 December
B3Africa Bioinformatics Workshop from Dec 14, 2015 09:00 AM to Dec 15, 2015 05:00 PM Uppsala, Sweden,
B3Africa Workshop in Uppsala, 14-15 December 2015, to define the strategies, resources and workflows for the implementation of the eB3Kit
Bika LIMS 3.1.10 released Jan 13, 2016 from 07:05 AM to 10:05 AM
This is a bug fix release, and tons of issues were resolved making this the most stable Bika LIMS release yet. Thanks Campbell, Jordi, Pau. More to come in Bika Health soon
Bika LIMS 3.1.10 released
Bika LIMS 3.1.10 bug fix launched, many issues resolved for the most stable LIMS release yet. More to come in Bika Health soon
Open Source LIMS in Namibian and Zimbabwean Health Care
Talk to be presented by Bika at Pycon Namibia 2016
PyCon Namibia 2016 from Jan 25, 2016 08:00 PM to Jan 29, 2016 05:00 PM University of Namibia, Windhoek,
Five days of talks, workshops and collaboration
Bika Open Source LIMS 3.1.11
We're proud to announce the release of version 3.1.11 of the Bika Open Source LIMS, a bug-fixes release for 3.1 Long Term Support series.
SANBI kicks off Bika Open Source Biobank customisations
The South African National Bioinformatics Institute is partnering Bika Lab Systems in customising an Open Source Bika LIMS branch for genomic lab disciplines and biobanking, including the management of sample and data distribution. The current Bika branch for health care laboratories, Bika Health 3.1, which already fulfils clinical subject requirements, is the starting point for this venture
PloneConf 2016 from Oct 17, 2016 09:00 AM to Oct 23, 2016 09:00 PM The Microsoft Nerd Center, Boston,
Please join Bika and Rockfruit at the 2016 Plone conference in Boston. Explore and experience, enjoy Plone.
Certified Bika Professional: Plone API and Odoo specialists, RIDING BYTES
Experienced Odoo, Plone API and JSON engineer Ramon Bartl formally joins the Bika Collective's core of certified Bika professionals.
Bika Biobank at 2016 Stellenbosch University Medical Academic Day Aug 11, 2016 from 08:30 AM to 07:00 PM Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Francie van Zijl avenue Parow, Cape Town,
A development team from the NHLS/Stellenbosch University Biobank (NSB), the South African National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI), University if the Western Cape (UWC), and Bika Lab Systems, exhibits a Bika Biobank alpha installation, customised to NSB requirements, at the Stellenbosch University (SUN) Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences' 60th annual academic day this year.
Bika LIMS Training in Europe and the US
Lead Bika developer Campbell Mckellar-Basset is available to present training to interested parties on his return from PloneConf 2016 in Boston on 23 October. In Europe, he will be joined by developers from certified professional Bika service providers Riding Bytes and Naralabs. Training content and locations will be flexible to suit sponsor participant's requirements and could include hands-on sprinting on required functionality.
Bika Open Source Biobank. Call for Participation
The Bika Open Source LIMS Collective is currently extending Bika Health for fully fledged Biobank management in collaboration with SANBI, funded by B3Africa, a European Union Horizon2020 project. Workflows for Sampling Kit Assembly, Document Management and Sample Preparation, and Qubit, Biodrop and Biorad interfaces have been completed and will be released as Bika Biobank in the not too distant future and integrated into the Biobank-in-a-Box platform at B3Africa.
GSoC2015 Open Hangout Session Mar 12, 2015 from 03:30 PM to 03:45 PM Google's Hangout,
Bika Open Source LIMS Training 2014. Lectures and Sprint from Nov 20, 2014 10:00 AM to Nov 28, 2014 06:00 PM SANBI Cape Town & Bika House Pringle Bay,
Dates for the 3rd Bika Training workshop were finalised: Thursday 20 - Friday 28 November with the option of an extra week Dev sprint
Bika LIMS Google Summer of Code 2015 from May 27, 2015 01:00 PM to Aug 24, 2015 03:00 PM Cyber space,
Bika GSoC 2015 is under way.
Bika LIMS at Plone Conf 2015. Training from Oct 12, 2015 11:00 AM to Oct 18, 2015 07:00 PM Bucharest,
Jordi and Campbell will offer training at the October 2015 Plone Conference in Bucharest where they'll be presenting Bika. More information soon
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