It's just a suggestion meant to help anyone new in the field like me.
Would it be possible of set up an open study group (like a huge, ongoing workshop), using Dr Istvan's platform, if he's agreeable, for reproducing experiments from research papers, with increasing levels difficulty and cover various sub-disciplines (such as expression, variation, structural, etc), and that would involve scripting tools like python, shell and R and the freely-available tools, like EMBOSS, phylip, meme, etc...
The difference from ROSALIND would be that the problems would not be algorithm-centered, but would foster application/ learning of current tools, packages from the tools I mentioned previously. Study groups could use pre-existing tutorials/ learning materials or benefit from courses from COURSERA to complement..
Well, that's just an idea..
Hope to get some comments, or redirection if such a platform already exists.