The final CCDC user group meeting of 2020 welcomed over 100 attendees. The virtual meeting saw presentations on new advances from diverse areas of structural science, and as a community we debated the future of in silico science through polls and discussion.
Greetings from the New Jersey shore. I am Carmen Nitsche, the General Manager for CCDC, Inc, the U.S. subsidiary of the CCDC. As I just moved from part time to full time GM this month, I thought I would take this opportunity to introduce myself.
A few months ago, watching the news of COVID-19 spreading, we knew it would not be safe to hold our user group meeting at a hotel in Cambridge, MA as planned. Rather than cancelling, we moved this to become a virtual event which went ahead on the same date, 24th April 2020.
Each year we hold User Group Meetings, or UGMs, as a chance to meet with scientists from all areas of industry and academia who are using our software. This quick summary outlines what happens on the day, and why you should attend if you haven't before.