Hi Hans-Rudolf, all

Most likely, you are already aware of this......

I wasn't aware of any of this!  Thanks for posting the links.
The "Computational Biology Education (CoBE) Community" - a Community of Special Interest at the ISMB/ECCB conference - is organizing a Birds-of-a-Feather meeting:


This is in addition to the workshop (https://www.iscb.org/cms_addon/conferences/ismbeccb2017/workshops.php#WK01) they are organizing already

Should GTN be present at this BoF?

I think so.  

That BoF is during BOSC, which is unfortunate, and which may mean that no one will actually be able to attend (see https://galaxyproject.org/events/2017-ismb-bosc/ for Galaxy-related content I know about).

Does anyone think they would be able to attend this BoF?

The post says:

Even if you are unable to attend the BoF, we welcome your input.

So I think we should at least do that, even, if we don't have anyone who can make it.

The posts asks for:

please provide 2 to 3 bullet points identifying the educational goals and needs of your community.

Here's a start

Galaxy Training Network
- Goals: Scale bioinformatics and Galaxy training; 
  - make it easy to find trainers, training events, and training materials
  - make it easy to collaboratively create, maintain, and share training materials
- Needs: How to make this happen, when very few of us are full-time trainers

Thoughts?  (And I think that needs statement is weak.)


Dave C

Regards, Hans-Rudolf


Hans-Rudolf Hotz, PhD
Bioinformatics Support

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
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4058 Basel/Switzerland