Vimalkumar Velayudhan

IT Consultant (Linux, Python, Bioinformatics) Website GitHub GitLab Mastodon Email

Hello, I’m Vimal.

For over 9 years, I supported research groups in biological sciences with their computational and programming needs.

During this time, I had installed and managed Linux servers, databases, web applications, and websites, developed software as part of a team, and published packages on PyPI, Anaconda, Galaxy Tool shed, OBS and Docker hub.

I’m a Linux user for 20+ years. Feel free to get in touch with me, if you need help getting started. I organized Linux meetups in Cork (2017-2018). I was a member of the UCC Indian Alumni Community. I wrote content and managed the community website for some time.

What’s new

Aug 17, 2021

Announcing paid support for Linux for Biologists (book) and BioinfoLinux.
Please use this form to book an appointment for an online meeting with me on Jitsi Meet.

There are free support slots daily, so if you wish to try, you can do so before opting for paid support.

Jul 29, 2021

I presented a poster on BioinfoLinux at ISMB/ECCB 2021.

Poster on BioinfoLinux at ISMB/ECCB 2021

May 25, 2021
My new book Linux for Biologists — a cookbook is now available. You can read it online or buy the ebook in PDF and EPUB formats.
Feb 18, 2021
Seafile tutorial is now updated for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Talks and tutorials

May 27, 2020

Python with Me, Tech me out at home, Pint of Science, Ireland. Slides are available online. I also wrote a blog post on my experience.

Title slide of Python with me talk
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Linux for Biologists
A cookbook for students or researchers in biological sciences, who are new to Linux.

Published articles


How to sync and share your files with Seafile. Tutorials for Ubuntu and Debian on DigitalOcean.

Seafile web interface
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Software development


A ready-to-use virtual machine for teaching and learning Bioinformatics.

For more information on this and other projects I've worked in the past, please visit my software page.

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