Last year I was a participant in the 2014 Next Gen Sequence course at [Kellogg Biological Station] (http://www.kbs.msu.edu/) led by C. Titus Brown. After just two short weeks I left amazed and empowered. We covered a vast array of topics including: cloud computing using [amazon cloud services] (https://aws.amazon.com/), genome assembly, mRNA-seq, experimental design, open science, etc. The instructors brought great energy and made the course accessible to students at all levels. Upon returning to my lab I dove into analyzing my own ngs data and never looked back. This summer I had the pleasure of returning to Kellogg Biological station and beautiful gull lake to TA the [2015 course] (http://angus.readthedocs.org/en/2015/).