Galaxy Developer Roundtable


Every other Thursday at Noon ET (4pm UTC) as long as there are one or more presenters for that week.


Anyone is welcome to attend. If you would like to present, please fill out this form by midday Wednesday of that week.


This is an opportunity for presenters (Galaxy users, developers, admins) to engage with the Galaxy developer community interactively. Some example presentation slots might include:

Small sized slots (~5 min) presenting particular Galaxy issues, well developed questions, or focused advocacy. Medium sized slots (~10min) presenting big pull requests benefiting from a lot of discussion (from recent examples interactive tools, Galaxy markdown, history rewrite, etc..) or presentations of user or admin stories to advocate to a developer audience. Longer slots (20min+) to practice conference style-presentations about larger bodies of work.

These are just some initial ideas and time allocation doesn’t need to map cleanly to these ideas. One can easily imagine very long discussions or presentations being relevant to this audience. We only ask presenters to have publicly available slides. If you wish to start a discussion on a particular point, please be ready to lead the discussion and have at least one slide available.

These meetings are intended to be lightweight and informal, these sessions will be cancelled if no one volunteers to present. We expect some weeks no one will have anything to present and this is fine. We won’t track down people to present for the sake of consistency - this is an opportunity for presenters not an obligation for developers generally - the Galaxy committers group may however encourage presentations for large, disruptive PRs to facilitate interactive pull request reviews by more committers.


2020-10-01: Machine learning tools in Galaxy, and enabling per-objectstore quotas in Galaxy
Presenters: Kaivan Kamali and John Chilton

2020-09-03: Interactive PR Commands and Workflow Updates
Presenters: Alexandru Mahmoud and John Chilton

2020-07-09: COVID work
Presenter: Anton Nekrutenko, Video

2020-06-11: The New History
Presenter Mason Houtz, Video