GCC2024 CollaborationFest (CoFest!)

CoFest is a community gathering by those interested in contributing to Galaxy's tool set, documentation, training materials, code base, and anywhere else that expands the Galaxy ecosystem.

CoFest participants will gather around shared interests and address common topics related to those interests. It is an informal, highly interactive meeting where you get to "hack" on a topic of choice - and you can do it with others that share similar interests.


The goals of CoFest are to expand the Galaxy contributor community and its ecosystem.

That's a short sentence, but it is very deliberately worded:

  • Our first goal is to expand the contributor community. This CoFest is first and foremost about welcoming new contributors and helping you learn the resources and meet the people that will help you contribute.
  • The second goal is to expand the Galaxy Ecosystem. Not just the code, but the whole ecosystem. That includes training, tools, best practice workflows, documentation, test cases, translations, infrastructure, and yes, even code.

This is a Collaboration Fest. Not a hackathon, not a codefest, but a CollaborationFest.

Welcome aboard! If you'd like to get involved check out our live document of CoFest project ideas. Feel free to add to this document or join someone else's project by adding your name to the Participants column.


CoFest will be held for the last 2 days of GCC2024: June 28 and 29.


To attend CoFest, we do ask that you register. This will help us find adequate space and ensure we have enough coffee and drinks.

Registration details are still pending.

The final venue has not been determined yet but we have several promising candidates! Stay tuned for updates!