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GTN CoFest and Galaxy Papercuts CoFest Day

A community contribution day

Paper cuts are annoying but easy to fix friction points. Paper cuts CoFests are virtual, global, day-long events that improve the Galaxy ecosystem by addressing these issues. They are also an opportunity for new contributors to become better connected with the Galaxy community.

The February PaperCuts CoFest will be held in conjunction with the February Galaxy Training Network (GTN) CoFest day. Want to improve Galaxy, and get involved with Galaxy? Please join us.


  • Make the Galaxy experience be a pleasure and be productive by removing and reducing irritants.
  • Grow the Galaxy contributor community by holding regular events.
  • Identify easy but informative issues to fix.
  • Work together and enjoy the community.
  • Dedicate time together for bug-fixing.
  • Make reducing paper cuts fun.

This will be a 24h event, spanning all time zones with our worldwide community. We'll start at 09:00 Melbourne time, and end at 16:00 Portland time.


On Papercuts Day, please join us on Gitter (all day). If you don't have a GitHub or Gitter (or Elements/Matrix) account yet, then set them up (in that order).

Before the event

If you are a Galaxy user or admin, you can create, or tag existing GitHub issues for any irritating, but likely easily fixed bugs (make a guess). These can be in any part of Galaxy, not just the core engine, and includes training, documentation, and other software.


If you have time, and want to learn more about contributing you are encouraged to review:

During the event

We will be on Gitter for chat all day long, and on calls spread across the day. Please take advantage of both to communicate with your collaborators around the world.

Issues to work on

Here are links to the issues identified as potential targets for papercuts day:

Repo / Project Working Group What is it? Tags
Galaxy Server Backend, User Interface / User Experience Galaxy server and front end. paper-cut
Galaxy Admin Training Admin Training materials for Galaxy Admin Training. paper-cut
Galaxy Training Network Outreach & Training Training materials. Collaboration Fest ideas, newcomer-friendly, paper-cut
CloudMan Deployment Managing instances on cloud infrastructures. good first issue
IUC Tools Tools Wrappers for popular tools in Galaxy. paper-cut
BioBlend Backend The Galaxy Python API. paper-cut
Galaxy Hub Outreach & Training The Galaxy Community web site. paper-cut
Ansible Galaxy Deployment Galaxy deployment recipes. paper-cut
LSP server Backend Galaxy Tool Language Server. paper-cut

After the event

Get those pull requests in! And address anything from the review! And become more involved in the Galaxy code, training, and documentation base!