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
June 17th 2021
June GCC2021 CoFest Prep Day
GCC Cofest prep is pre-empting the June Papercuts day
Online, GlobalGCC2021 CoFest Organizers
June 28th 2021
2021 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2021)
Galaxy's annual community gathering
Online, GlobalTraining offered by GTN MemberOrganizers

Recent CoFests

Events in the past 12 months:

DateTopic/EventVenue/LocationContact
June 1st 2021
Pre-GCC2021 GAT CoFest
Galaxy Admin Training (GAT) curriculum and materials CollaborationFest.
Online, GlobalNate Coraor, Helena Rasche
May 20th 2021
Galaxy Papercuts CoFest Day: May 20
A community contribution day
Online, GlobalCommunity
May 20th 2021
Galaxy Training Network CoFest
Connect with the Galaxy Training Community!
Online, GlobalTraining offered by GTN MemberSaskia Hiltemann, Helena Rasche, Bérénice Batut, Jennifer Hillman-Jackson, Delphine Lariviere, Anna Syme, Maria Doyle
April 15th 2021
Galaxy Papercuts CoFest Day: April 15
A community contribution day
Online, GlobalCommunity
March 18th 2021
Galaxy Papercuts CoFest Day: March 18
A community contribution day
Online, GlobalCommunity
February 25th 2021
Galaxy Papercuts CoFest Day: February 25
A community contribution day
Online, GlobalCommunity
February 25th 2021
Galaxy Training Network day - (online) CoFest and community call
Connect with the Galaxy Training Community!
Online, GlobalTraining offered by GTN MemberSaskia Hiltemann & Helena Rasche
January 21st 2021
Galaxy Papercuts CoFest Day: January 21
A community contribution day
Online, GlobalCommunity
December 17th 2020
Galaxy Papercuts CoFest Day: December 17
A community contribution day
Online, GlobalCommunity
December 7th 2020
Hackathon 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, FranceAnimateurs
November 19th 2020
Galaxy Training Network day - (online) CoFest and community call
Online, GlobalTraining offered by GTN MemberSaskia Hiltemann & Helena Rasche
November 18th 2020
Galaxy Paper Cuts Day: November 18
A community contribution day
Online, GlobalCommunity
November 9th 2020
Galaxy @ BioHackathon-Europe 2020
Advance the development of an open-source infrastructure for data integration
Barcelona, Online, SpainProject organizers
October 21st 2020
Galaxy Paper Cuts Day
A community contribution day
Online, GlobalCommunity
July 18th 2020
Bioinformatics Community Conference 2020 (BCC2020)
Galaxy & BOSC join forces again for 8 days of training, meeting, networking and collaborative work
Online, GlobalTraining offered by GTN MemberOrganizers