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The FredHutch Bioinformatics Interest Group (FHBig) was created by a group of people who perform hands-on bioinformatics and data analysis at the Hutch or are interested in learning. The purpose of this group is to exchange knowledge, support each other and improve collaboration and innovation across different groups at the Hutch.

Get involved

If you are affiliated with FredHutch, Sage Bionetworks, or UW and interested in connecting with us or have questions, please join the FHBig Slack workspace.

Contact for questions

Any member of FHBig such as

  • Hamid Bolouri
  • Chao-Jen Wong (mailing list, github, slack administrator)
  • Jenny Smith (mailing list, slack administrator)
  • Amy Paguirigan (slack administrator)

Contributing to FHBig

Welcome to FHBig, the Fred Hutch Bioinformatics Interest Group. We are excited to create a community for sharing code and resources that will facilitate workflows and spread knowledge. Your contributions help drive development, so create a pull request today! Please read the materials below to get acquainted with the repo organization and process.

Code of Conduct

This project and everyone participating in it is governed by the Code of Conduct. By participating, you are expected to uphold this code. Please report any unacceptable behavior.

Getting Started

The folder structure within the repo is designed to support the blog and communal contribution of scripts and workflows for bioinformatic tasks, while the wiki will house documentation for sharing knowledge or troubleshooting analysis workflows.

Contribute Code

Clone the Repo

Clone the repository to your local machine.

git clone

To preview the blog page locally run rake preview and visit localhost:4444 in your browser.


Branches are used to allow for separate work threads that do not disrupt the main code during development. Please create meaningful branch names and remove them when the task has been successfully merged.

  • Pull Requests & Review
  • commit messages
  • .gitignore

Creating an issue

Issues are a way for users and maintainers to communicate and cooperate towards goals. Please only submit issues for things that need to be fixed, implemented or completed in some fashion. Have an open-ended question or idea about project? Talk on Slack!

Other Resources

Our wiki is for sharing:

  • Knowledge about standards in the field
  • Troubleshooting tips
  • Links to seminal papers
  • Access to workshop materials