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The 2017 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2017) is being held in Montpellier, France, 26-30 June.  GCC2017 will include keynotes and accepted talks, poster sessions, demos, birds-of-a-feather meetups, exhibitors, and plenty of networking opportunities. There will also be three days of pre-conference activities, including hackathons and training. If you work in data-intensive biomedical research, there is no better place than GCC2017 to present your work and to learn from others.
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Wednesday, June 28 • 15:30 - 18:00
Galaxy for Training and Education

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Galaxy is a great platform for teaching diverse scientific topics to a broad user base. The flexibility, reproducibility, and scalability of Galaxy make it an ideal environment for teaching and training. The Galaxy Training Network is a community initiative dedicated to high-quality Galaxy-based training around the world. One of its objectives is to support trainers with complete training material and recommendations about bioinformatics training. Templates and best training practices were defined to help trainers create new material, unify the different material, and make training materials more accessible and easy for users to learn and for teachers to teach.

This workshop will first introduce participants to the infrastructure of the GTN training materials and describe how to generate training materials following best practices. Participants will generate Galaxy Interactive Tours and create Docker Flavours intended for teaching and training sessions. The workshop will also cover best practices for running Galaxy-based workshops, focusing on how to plan a training session based on number of attendees, time constraints, resource availability, and some best practices for leading Galaxy training sessions.

  • Basic familiarity with using Galaxy (how to import datasets and run tools
  • Basic familiarity with git and Docker will also be helpful for parts of the workshop.
  • A wi-fi enabled laptop with a modern web browser. Google Chrome or Firefox will work best.

avatar for Björn Grüning

Björn Grüning

University of Freiburg
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Bérénice Batut

Post-doc, University of Freiburg

Wednesday June 28, 2017 15:30 - 18:00
Rondolet Room Level 2, Le Corum

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