The 2018 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2018) and Bioinformatics Open Source Conference 2018 (BOSC2018) joined together for a unified event (GCCBOSC 2018) held in Portland, Oregon, United States, June 25-30, 2018. The event featured two days of training, a two day meeting, and finished with two (or four) days of intense collaboration at the GCC OBF CollaborationFest. The meeting featured joint and parallel sessions, and shared keynotes, poster and demo sessions, and social events. Colocating GCC and BOSC brought together the widest possible community of bioinformatics developers and practitioners into a single place.
The event was organized by Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and held at Reed College, a small liberal arts college in Portland. Portland is a vibrant city in the American Northwest, close to the Cascade Mountains, the Oregon Coast, and the Columbia River.