05-25-2017, 01:18 PM
Hello everyone. I have recently just taken interest in a career in computer science more specifically I want to get into Bioinformatics. I really find the idea of working in this field exciting but I feel as if I have no direction, no guide to show me what I should do to prepare myself. This semester I took my first programming class, C++, and it was pretty awesome. I wasn't the best but I did okay and got the gist of it. I had never heard of Bioinformatics until this class a few months ago, and Biology was my second choice of major besides CS so naturally I got pretty excited about it. What I would like to know is where can I go to find out more about Bioinformatics? What programming language should I learn? (I heard python is used a lot). What are some good books for a beginner? Also are there any little Bioinformatics programs I can make and mess around with using a c++ compiler? I am eager and ready for some knowledge and direction from experienced programmers who do this everyday. Thank you for reading and any replies and constructive criticism are welcomed. Cheers.