Galaxy is an open source project. What makes an open source project work is the community that supports it. There are numerous ways for people to get involved with Galaxy.
Galaxy has thousands of users around the world, all using Galaxy in different and often novel ways. When these users have a question or a topic to discuss, they post it to a Galaxy Mailing List (following Support guidelines), where the whole community can respond. You can contribute by posting your own questions, solutions, and experience.
Galaxy also has an open community chatroom. The channel exists on both IRC and Gitter, and the rooms are bridged together, so feel free to use whichever interface you prefer. This channel is intended to be an informal online gathering place for the Galaxy community to post questions and help each other out. If you are unfamiliar with IRC or Gitter, no worries -- we're friendly! Do note that the community is widely scattered across the globe, and when you post a question you may have to wait a little bit for someone to respond.
To join via Gitter, you can simply click the "OPEN CHAT" button at the bottom
right of this screen. If you prefer IRC, you can connect directly via browser
here, or via
irc.freenode.net in the room
#galaxyproject, using your favorite IRC
The Galaxy Deployment Catalog includes infrastructure and management details on how local Galaxy deployments are installed. If you have a local deployment, then please share with the community how you did it.
If you have implemented a particular feature or have addressed a particular challenge with a certain Galaxy deployment, you can describe and/or link it on the Galaxy Blog. Log board entries describe specific implementation and solutions for specific situations. Got some experience that would be useful for others to know? Please share it.
This wiki contains a large amount of documentation about using and administering Galaxy. You can help keep this wiki current and relevant by maintaining it and by addressing gaps in the current documentation. See WWiki Best Practices for more on updating this wiki.
Galaxy is an open source project. Anyone can contribute to the code.
You can also update the documentation.
Galaxy has a presence at many Events throughout the year. This includes annual Galaxy meetings (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010); workshops, tutorials, and talks at meetings, conferences, and courses; and special events like the NBIC Galaxy Hackathon. See Events for a complete list and a link to Google Calendar.numerous ways to do this.