Hi everyone -
I am copying the web conference announcement (sent to the list as a new
message) to this thread as well for those who may be watching this
Thank you to everyone who helped provide doodle poll input for the first
Czars web conference!
We have set the date:
*Date: *Monday, July 9th
*Time: *09:00 AM Central Time*
Web Conference (this will be recorded and posted for playback):
*We will be using a Blackboard Collaborate web conference. See the
section below for more tips on how to use Blackboard Collaborate
(Elluminate Live) if you have not used it before.
* Logistics: Address how we want to tackle these calls. Go over generic
agenda. Frequency of calls
* Presentation: Galaxy at Iowa: Discuss our issues with big data, how
NGS tools take in/output data and finding the right storage server solution.
* Group Goals: what do we want to accomplish with this group beyond
* Open Mic & recruit new volunteers for the next call.
*Blackboard Collaborate (Ellumiate Live!) Tips:
*For our web conferences we will try out Blackboard Collaborate web
conferencing software. You do not need any special client, just a web
browser and java installed (the client will run as a java web start
app). You don't need to use a headset, but if you have one it does
improve your audio. I will try to open up the session 15 minutes early
for people to join and try out the technology.
A couple of things to mention, when you launch your session - you can
tune your connection speed:
Talking works like a walkie-talkie ... you have to select "Talk" (see
capture below) to open up your audio line. There can only be 6
simultaneous talkers. Please only select the talk button when you need
to actually talk to reduce background noise and to free up lines for
others to participate.
University of Iowa
On 6/28/2012 8:57 AM, Sebastian Schaaf wrote:
Thanks Ann for your quick reply, sounds good.
I just submitted my info in reply to the online survey.
Regarding your issues: don't worry, I think we all suffer from the
same things, basically :). No need to apologize. As I stated in the
submitted web form we had similar problems with file systems and big
data. Maybe a topic for our conversations.
Ann Black-Ziegelbein schrieb:
> Hi All -
> I have dropped the ball on this one. We at Iowa have gotten bogged
> down in storage issues with galaxy (our existing storage was
> crashing) and have been spending all my time evaluating different
> storage solutions under load: zfs, gluster, lustre, nfs for our
> galaxy and high performance compute cluster. This week our testing
> and evaluation is almost completed.
> I have a proposed agenda for our first call I need to circulate as
> well I have lined up an online web conference solution for us to try
> which will allow our calls to be recorded and posted for playback. I
> am actually talking to Dave today and hopefully I will get something
> out for a call in early to mid July.
> Sorry folks, I have been busy and it has been hard to get back to this.
> On 6/28/2012 4:14 AM, Sebastian Schaaf wrote:
>> Also hello to everyone,
>> As I browsed through those tabs which are open for weeks I
>> rediscovered the online survey "Interested in Deploying Your Own
>> Local Galaxy?" connected to this thread here. The last response I
>> could find in this context was the one below which was written by Ann.
>> To make it short: did anything happen in the meantime, has there
>> been any telephone conference, is there still any interest out
>> there? I filled out the survey and ask myself wether it makes still
>> sense to submit the form. Regarding the fact I can participate in
>> this year's Galaxy Developers Conference (GCC in Chicago) I would be
>> quite happy if some contacts may arise from this thread or the
>> conference or both in a mutual way (which would be somewhat
>> perfect). The heavily discussed topic regarding time zones should
>> not prevent us from going ahead.
>> Best regards and thanks in advance,
>> Sebastian Schaaf
>> (Munich, Germany)
>> Ann Black-Ziegelbein schrieb:
>>> Hello everyone!
>>> Here is a link to a brief survey about how you are using, or plan
>>> to use Galaxy locally. If you could take a moment to complete the
>>> survey, it will help steer the teleconferences as we get going (and
>>> also alleviate having to spend time on the call providing the same
>>> background info). The results of the survey will be made public
>>> off of a new wiki site that Galaxy's Dave Clements is arranging for
>>> the group - thanks Dave!
>>> Web Survey:
>>> Once the teleconference infrastructure details are in place and
>>> finalized, I will send out a web poll to see if we can find a time
>>> that works for the majority.
>>> Ann Black-Ziegelbein
>>> On 4/27/2012 2:14 PM, Ryan Golhar wrote:
>>>> This is a great idea.
>>>> On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 2:45 PM, Ann Black-Ziegelbein
>>>> <annblack(a)eng.uiowa.edu <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>
>>>> Hi everyone -
>>>> Here at the University of Iowa we are working on deploying Galaxy
>>>> locally for campus wide access. I am interested in forming a
>>>> community of other institutions trying to deploy Galaxy locally
>>>> and mange/operate it on a broad level. Is anyone else? If
>>>> there is enough interest, possibly we could have a community
>>>> conference call every other month to have an open discussion on
>>>> how we are all deploying galaxy, customizations we are making,
>>>> problems we are encountering, bugs, and any add-on operations
>>>> management for galaxy being developed, etc.
>>>> Would love to hear from others operating Galaxy or in process of
>>>> standing up a local deployment.
>>>> Ann Black-Ziegelbein
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