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The 2021 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2021) is virtual and global, accessible in any time zone, on every continent, and in every country.  GCC2021 events are held twice, once in the original Ghent time zone (GCC EMEA+APAC), and again 9 hours later (GCC Americas).

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Friday, July 9 • 03:00 - Saturday, July 10 •23:59
GCC2021 CollaborationFest

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This two day event gathers community members who are interested in contributing to Galaxy's code base, available tool set, documentation, training materials, and anywhere else that expands the Galaxy ecosystem.

CoFest participants will coalesce around shared interests and address common challenges related to those interests. These clusters form before, at the beginning of, and throughout CollaborationFest and will be fluid and highly interactive with each other.


Our goals are to expand the contributor community and the Galaxy Ecosystem.

That's a short sentence, but it is very deliberately worded:

  • Our first goal is to expand the contributor community.  This CoFest is first and foremost about welcoming new contributors and helping you learn the resources and meet the people that will help you contribute. 
  • The second goal is to expand the Galaxy Ecosystem. Not just the code, but the whole ecosystem. That includes training, tools, best practice workflows, documentation, test cases, translations, infrastructure, and yes, even code.

This is a CollaborationFest. Not a hackathon, not a codefest, but a CollaborationFest.

Welcome aboard,

GCC2021 CoFest Organizing Committee

Friday July 9, 2021 03:00 - Saturday July 10, 2021 23:59 CEST
Galactic Cafe https://live.remo.co/e/galaxy-social-event Training, BoFs and Social hours will use the Galactic Cafel as a base for conversation. Training groups and BoFs may link out to external spaces like Zoom or Google meet, as needed.