Alfred Thompson has written a series of good articles about programming, and why to take the classes, etc. But where is computer science being developed and refined to really save lives?  Chapel Hill held a 2 day conference titled: Microsoft Biology Foundation Workshop 2011.  This covered the open source tools for biological investigation and analysis.  For the conference syllabus see:

The basis for this conference is the Microsoft Biology Foundation at, here you will find a bunch of stuff that I definitely will be blogging about in the future.

What’s cool, is that it really should point out that if you are doing Computer Science a biology minor could lead to well paying jobs that can help save lives.