Looking back on the first ELIXIR Galaxy Developer Workshop

Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for data-intensive biomedical research. On 16-19 January 2017, the first European Galaxy Developer Workshop took place in Strasbourg. ELIXIR-NL and the Dutch Galaxy Working Group were actively involved in the workshop’s organisation.

Galaxy Training, in both the Dutch and European context, is one of the key focus areas of DTL’s training and education activities. The objectives for the workshop in Strasbourg were two-fold: to actively build the European Galaxy developers community and to increase the skills of the workshop participants. Therefore, the workshop targeted developers, computing scientists, and bioinformaticians. Twenty-six participants from thirteen ELIXIR nodes participated. There were thirteen trainers, two of whom were experienced Galaxy trainers from ErasmusMC. The attendees learned how to integrate high-quality tools and visualisations into Galaxy using best practice guidelines and how to deploy them. In addition, they learned how to configure a production-ready Galaxy server.

The organising committee consisted of members from ELIXIR-France (Christophe Caron, Victoria Dominguez del Angel, Jean-François Dufayard, Jean-François Gibrat, Gildas Le Corguillé, Stephanie Le Gras and Julien Seiler), the ELIXIR Galaxy Working Group (Frederik Coppens, Celia van Gelder), ELIXIR Excelerate WP 11 task Train the Developer (Hedi Peterson), and ELIXIR Germany (Björn Grüning).

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Please contact Celia van Gelder if you have questions about Galaxy or other DTL/ELIXIR-NL training & education activities.

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