Hi Dave and GTN members
I will just use the points Dave has mention and will try to expand them a little bit:
1. Enable/Host online discussion about bioinformatics training.
They could use the BioStar platform, and this would give all bioinformatics trainers a
platform to discuss questions. I think BioStar has been a huge win for the Galaxy
Yes, any kind of discussion forum would be nice….(see also point 2 )
2. Embrace the Carpentry model for training material and training
Software and Data Carpentry put all their training materials in GitHub where the trainer
community can (and does) update the materials. The Galaxy training materials hackathon
earlier this month made significant progress on this very approach.
and the nice thing about GitHub: it can also be used as a discussion forum (see point 1
A) Do we as a community believe that this is a worthwhile approach for training
I'm pretty sure I speak for the Galaxy team when I say that we believe it is. How do
GTN members (and anyone on this mailing list) feel? There was a lot of community
participation in this month's contribution fest.
B) If we think it's a good approach, how can we argue it's
good for GOBLET as well?
Something we could propose that gets GOBLET membership thinking, and doesn't require
them to actually do anything until the following year:
Propose that GTN be a test case for this approach, and that we present our experience and
whatever best practices we've learned at the 2017 GOBLET meeting.
why wait till 2017? I think we can already show now that this approach works.
3. We prepare short presentations on whatever points we decide to
Maria could show these when making presenting GTN's arguments. They would need to be
I could create one for the forum suggestion, Björn, Bérenice, and myself could create
one for the training materials proposal.
4. Should GTN stay in GOBLET?
We discussed this last year and decided to give it another year, which is now almost
Something that was supposed to happen, but that mostly did not, is that I would be a lot
more active in GOBLET. Besides passing on emails to this list, I don't think I did
this. So, 2016 may or may not have been our year to discover the greatness of GOBLET, but
given my inactivity, we just don't know.
Well, we can ask the other way round as well: Has GOBLET been in contact with GTN?
GOBLET still strikes me as having great potential that it just
hasn't realized yet.
The yearly membership is €250. Last year this was paid by the Galaxy
Community Fund. If this group decides we should stay in GOBLET then I'll present a
funding request to them for 2017.
I don’t want to debate whether 250 Euro is a lot of money or not. I want to know what is
happing with this money
No matter what we decide we should let GOBLET know that we had this
discussion, and what points we came up with.