Maria Doyle will be officially representing GTN at the GOBLET AGM
in Brisbane, early next month. Maria
works at PeterMac in Melbourne and is a Galaxy veteran. Two other Galaxy
veterans, Annette McGrath of CSIRO and Igor Makunin of U Queensland, will
also be there to present Galaxy savvy points of view.
I'd like to come up with a list of agenda items for Maria to present on
behalf of GTN.
Last year's list:
Last year we discussed what our priorities for the GOBLET meeting
should be. and came up with this list
Here's what I think happened with those 5 items:
*1. Enable/Host online discussion about bioinformatics training.*
As far as I can tell no action has been taken.
*2. Either start sending a regular newsletter, or stop saying we have one.*
This has been started.
*3. Should GOBLET offer a bioinformatics trainer certification?*
I have no emails since the last meeting with the words GOBLET and
certify/certification in them. So, no progress.
And from Peter VH during last year's meeting:
There is not really a concept of Goblet Certified Trainer being thrown
around but there has been a discussion on what a "Goblet
branded" set of
training materials or course would involve. The idea is that certain
requirements have to be met to get this "Goblet branded" badge.
*4. Make it easier to publish, share, and refine training material.*
I should have titled this "Embrace the Carpentry model for training
The *Galaxy Community* has actually made a lot of progress on this
independent of GOBLET. There was a two day training material hackathon
this month. See here
(I'm hoping to have a summary in the November newsletter as well.)
As far as I can tell, GOBLET has not done anything with this.
There is an item on this year's agenda about GOBLET's relationship with
Software Carpentry, not about training materials per se.
*5. Shared Training Datasets are Precious!*
No progress from GOBLET here either. However, Björn and Bérenice made
progress on this for Galaxy during the October hackathon.
This year's list:
What should be on this year's list? What are our priorities for the coming
year? How can GOBLET help us? How can we help GOBLET?
I encourage you to post your ideas to this list. I'll send my suggestions
in a separate email as well.