CoFests!

CollaborationFests, also known as CoFests (and sometimes as "hackathons" - see below), are collaborative work events where we expand and improve the Galaxy community and the Galaxy ecosystem. Sometimes these gatherings are focused on Galaxy, and sometimes they are part of larger communities.

What's in a name: CollaborationFests and Hackathons

We collaborate.

Galaxy collaborative events are emphatically called CollaborationFests rather than Hackathons. Putting Collaboration in the name emphasizes what the events are about for us, and Fest communicates that there are fun events (which they are).

"Hackathon" implies an emphasis on code. CoFests are about contributing and learning how to contribute to all aspects of Galaxy, including training material, community infrastructure, documentation, unit tests, bug reports, and yes, even code. First and foremost Galaxy CoFests are about growing the community of future contributors.

Papercuts!

Papercut events are CoFests that address annoying, but easy to fix bugs ("paper cuts"). Papercut CoFests are 24 hour, worldwide collaborative events, dedicated to

  • reducing irritants in the Galaxy ecosystem
  • and welcoming new contributors by guiding them through the process of fixing these irritants and thus becoming contributors to Galaxy.

See the Papercuts CoFests home page for more information and the date of the next event.

Stay Informed

Want to know when CoFests are coming? Follow @GalaxyProject on Twitter or subscribe to the Galaxy-Announce mailing list. See the Galaxy Event Horizon for a complete list of upcoming events.

If you know of a CoFest that should be added to this page then please send it to outreach@galaxyproject.org.

Upcoming CoFests

DateTopic/EventVenue/LocationContact
21 October 2021Galaxy Papercuts CoFest Day

A community contribution day

Online, Global Community
8 November 2021Galaxy @ BioHackathon-Europe 2021

Advance the development of an open-source infrastructure for data integration

Barcelona + Online, Spain Project organizers
16 July 20222022 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2022)

The annual gathering of the Galaxy Community

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United StatesTraining offered by GTN Member Organizers

Recent CoFests

Events in the past 12 months:

DateTopic/EventVenue/LocationContact
16 September 2021Galaxy Papercuts CoFest Day

A community contribution day

Online, Global Community
28 June 20212021 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2021)

Galaxy's annual community gathering

Online, GlobalTraining offered by GTN Member Organizers
17 June 2021June GCC2021 CoFest Prep Day

GCC Cofest prep is pre-empting the June Papercuts day

Online, Global GCC2021 CoFest Organizers
1 June 2021Pre-GCC2021 GAT CoFest

Galaxy Admin Training (GAT) curriculum and materials CollaborationFest.

Online, Global Nate Coraor, Helena Rasche
20 May 2021Galaxy Training Network CoFest

Connect with the Galaxy Training Community!

Online, GlobalTraining offered by GTN Member Saskia Hiltemann, Helena Rasche, Bérénice Batut, Jennifer Hillman-Jackson, Delphine Lariviere, Anna Syme, Maria Doyle
20 May 2021Galaxy Papercuts CoFest Day: May 20

A community contribution day

Online, Global Community
15 April 2021Galaxy Papercuts CoFest Day: April 15

A community contribution day

Online, Global Community
18 March 2021Galaxy Papercuts CoFest Day: March 18

A community contribution day

Online, Global Community
25 February 2021Galaxy Training Network day - (online) CoFest and community call

Connect with the Galaxy Training Community!

Online, GlobalTraining offered by GTN Member Saskia Hiltemann & Helena Rasche
25 February 2021Galaxy Papercuts CoFest Day: February 25

A community contribution day

Online, Global Community
21 January 2021Galaxy Papercuts CoFest Day: January 21

A community contribution day

Online, Global Community
17 December 2020Galaxy Papercuts CoFest Day: December 17

A community contribution day

Online, Global Community
7 December 2020Hackathon sur les outils interactifs de Galaxy (GxIT)

Un Hackathon pour partager des compétences en terme du développement logiciel et d'administration système des Interactive Tools de Galaxy.

Online, France Animateurs
19 November 2020Galaxy Training Network day - (online) CoFest and community call

Online, GlobalTraining offered by GTN Member Saskia Hiltemann & Helena Rasche
18 November 2020Galaxy Paper Cuts Day: November 18

A community contribution day

Online, Global Community
9 November 2020Galaxy @ BioHackathon-Europe 2020

Advance the development of an open-source infrastructure for data integration

Barcelona, Online, Spain Project organizers
21 October 2020Galaxy Paper Cuts Day

A community contribution day

Online, Global Community