See the online map
for building locations.Conference check-in
Please stop by the conference desk to pick up your badge, program, and other conference materials. You’ll need that badge to attend GCC2016 events. The conference desk will be open at these times:
Fri 6–9:00pm, East Lounge, main level, Indiana Memorial Union (IMU)
Sat 9am–9pm, Lobby, Wells Library
Sun 8am–9pm, Conference Room, main level, IMU
Mon 8am–6pm, Conference Room, main level, IMU
6:45–9pm, Lobby, Cyberinfrastructure Building, during opening reception
Tue 8am–6pm, Alumni Hall, first floor, IMU
Wed 8am–6pm, Alumni Hall, first floor, IMU
See the online map
for building locations.Lodging check-in
The Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel and Conference Center desk is open 24 hours. The Wilkie Residence Hall center desk is located in the North Building and is open 8am–midnight on weekdays and 10am–midnight on weekends. If you arrive after hours, please push the black button on the phone outside the residence hall. Punch in 6-4804 (will be posted by the phone) and the staff member on duty will come right down to help.
Upon check-in at either facility, you will receive a welcome letter that includes the conference/registration desk schedule and a few other details. For those arriving before Saturday, see the special Friday conference desk hours above, they are not listed in your welcome letter.
Parking is free at both the IMU (in designated parking lots) and at Wilkie in designated parking lots (request a parking pass for CH spots at the Wilkie center desk).Be kind to your fellow attendees:
If you are staying at the IMU and don’t have a car, please ask for a parking permit anyway. Bring this permit with you to the conference check-in desk. We’ll offer the permits up to attendees who need parking but aren’t staying at the IMU.Training: Required software
starts on Sunday and continues on Monday. There are 31 sessions offered over the two days. See your registration confirmation email for the training sessions you signed up for. Many of the training sessions require specific software installed on your laptop to fully participate in them. Practically every session requires a Wi-Fi enabled laptop with either Chrome or Firefox installed.
If you don’t have either of these web browsers installed, please install at least one of them before training starts.
These Deploy and Develop sessions
require that you have a running copy of the conference virtual machine (VM)
If you are participating in any of these sessions, please follow these directions
to download and install the VM in VirtualBox
. If you don’t already have VirtualBox on your laptop, you will need to install that too. Note that the VM is large (over 3GB). We encourage you to download the image before leaving for the conference, if at all possible.
A few other sessions also require some installed software. The instructors for these sessions will contact participants directly.Training: Office hours
To help people get set up in advance, there will be a training office hour session the night before each day of training. Drop by if you want help installing and configuring required software, or just to check that everything is working. The two training office hours sessions will be
Both sessions will be in the Hoosier room on the main level of the IMU, which is just down the hall from where the training sessions will be held the following day. Our goal is to have everyone ready to go when the first training session starts each morning. And, if you are VM, VirtualBox, Docker, or generally systems proficient, think about stopping by and lending a hand.Call for BoFsBirds-of-a-feather (BoF) meetups
are informal gatherings at GCC where attendees with a shared interest meet to discuss their interests and challenges. If you have an idea for a BoF, post it here
. The conference will provide space and make sure that attendees get the word. BoFs will be added to the conference schedule website
as they come in, and BoF meeting times will be assigned in the coming weeks. Last year's BoFs spanned a wide range of topics and were highly recommended in the conference evaluations. Let’s outdo ourselves again this year.Announced BoFs
Three BoFs have already been added to the conference. Locations and times for these three will be set before training starts on Sunday.
1. European Galaxy developer school
Coding and data hackathons
start on Saturday morning. Hackathon organizers will be in direct contact with you on Saturday and Sunday morning to let you know what to do in preparation for these events.SponsorsConference sponsors
are key partners in the Galaxy community and are absolutely vital in making event registration affordable. In acknowledgement, we are highlighting different sponsors in each email.
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