The Galaxy Community Conference has been held annually since 2010. GCC2016
<http://galaxyproject.org/GCC2016> will be held June 25-29 at Indiana
University <http://indiana.edu/> in Bloomington, Indiana, United States.
*We are now seeking proposals
organizations interested in hosting GCC2017.*
Galaxy's informal policy of rotating between North America and elsewhere
every other year is now a formal policy: Hosts for GCC2017 need to be
located outside of North America.
GCC draws 200+ participants from data-intensive life science research.
Participants come from around the world, from all career stages, and do
research spanning the tree of life. Universities, hospitals and medical
schools, research organizations, and industry are all represented,
including some of the largest and most influential research organizations
in the world.
What do you need to host GCC2017, you ask? In approximately decreasing
order of importance:
*Enthusiasm to plan and organize several events over 5 days for more
than 200 people.*
- Space for 4-6 parallel training sessions over two full days, with each
space able to accommodate 25 to 75 participants.
- Central meeting space with capacity for 250-300 people.
- Affordability (or access to sponsorship funds; there's a reason we've
always held GCC in academic settings)
- Nearby space for breakouts, poster sessions and sponsors.
- Nearby space for lunch, coffee breaks.
- Good wifi for all events (that's 200+ people and their devices).
- Space for hackathons for 2 days before the event.
- Easy to get to by air.
- Nearby, affordable housing, or easy walking distance or easy public
transport from lodging options to conference facilities
- Close proximity to a pub and other social hubs.
Hosts get copious (and enthusiastic) organizational support from Galaxy's
Outreach Team (who have been helping to organize GCC since 2011), and even
more copious gratitude (even *adulation!)* from the Galaxy Community.
See the *full call for host proposals
more details on what should be covered in proposals. Proposals are due by
the end of 30 October 2015. If you are interested in possibly hosting
GCC2017 then please contact Galaxy Outreach <outreach(a)galaxyproject.org> with
any questions. Our goal is to announce GCC2017 at GCC2016 this coming June.
Hoping to work with you in 2017!
Dave Clements and the Galaxy Team
*We just released an update to Galaxy CloudMan.* CloudMan offers an easy
way to get a personal and completely functional instance of Galaxy in the
cloud in just a few minutes, without any manual configuration or imposed
quotas. Once running, you have complete control over Galaxy, including the
ability to install new tools.
This is the most complete update of the Galaxy on the Cloud platform to
date with all the cloud components being built from the ground up. The
following is a summary of the major changes:
- *Galaxy on the Cloud*: all new galaxy and indices file systems, with
Galaxy 15.07 release, ~200 preinstalled Galaxy tools, and nearly half a
terabyte of updated reference genome data.
- *Galaxy on the Cloud*: switched to a different Cloud Launch
application, available athttps://launch.usegalaxy.org/
- *Galaxy on the Cloud*: Integrated Galaxy IPython Interactive
- *CloudMan*: Creating cluster shares is now fast (~30 seconds vs. hours)
- Created a wealth of new documentation, including a description of the
all new automated method for building private/custom instances
See the CHANGELOG
<https://github.com/galaxyproject/cloudman/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md> for a
more complete set of changes or just give it a try: see the all new Getting
The very-slightly-delayed July 2015 Galaxy Release is out!
Full release notes:
* *Interactive Environments* - The interactive environments (IE) framework
features several updates this release and Galaxy is now distributed with a
new IE for RStudio implemented by Eric Rasche.
* *Workflow Editor Enhancements* - The workflow editor has been
significantly revamped - it now uses newer tool form components and allow
construction of workflows with tools explicitly producing output
* *Policies for Committers and Pull Requests* - The process for adding
committers to the project and fielding pull requests has been formalized
and documented in the source code. Three new committers have been added to
the project - Björn Grüning, Nicola Soranzo, and Eric Rasche.
*Thank you for using Galaxy! *
The Galaxy Team