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Galaxy Working Groups: Distributing project guidance to the community

Distributing Galaxy Guidance: Working Groups

Please join us at Noon, US Eastern time (see in your timezone).

Oh yeah, and bring your ideas.

Galaxy Working Groups

Galaxy has grown a lot over the years, going from a project at one university in 2005 to the global community it is today. Several parts of the Galaxy ecosystem have become avowedly and obviously community driven during that time, including tools, code, training, and several other international efforts. It is past time to push this global model to other areas of Galaxy as well.

This roundtable will introduce Galaxy Working Groups as a means for the community to help manage and contribute to key parts of the Galaxy ecosystem.

If you are interested and are potentially willing to contribute some of your time and effort to helping the global Galaxy effort, then please attend this roundtable on December 10. If you can't make it, the gathering will be recorded and published shortly after the event.

Björn Grüning and Anton Nekrutenko

Initial set of Working Groups

The initial proposal includes these topic areas:

  • Backend: APIs, core framework, performance
  • Deployment: Ansible, K8s, cloud
  • Outreach/training: GTN, content, events
  • Scientific applications: using Galaxy, publications
  • Testing and hardening: release and deployment testing
  • Tools: wrapping, installation, and maintenance
  • UI/UX: scale, accessibility, consistency
  • User support and documentation: help, Hub, user & dev docs
  • ** Usegalaxy.* **: running services, synchronization

Have something you want to talk about at a future round table? Submit your topic here.

The Galaxy Developer Roundatble meets every other Thursday as long as there are one or more presenters signed up for the week. These gatherings are an opportunity for presenters (Galaxy users, developers, admins) to interactively engage with the Galaxy developer community.