European Galaxy Developer Workshop
European edition of the Galaxy for Bioinformatics Workshop
Du 16-01-2017 au 19-01-2017 à Strasbourg, France
Date limite d'inscription: 18-11-2016


Goals: During this 4 day course, attendees will learn how to integrate high-quality tools and visualisations into Galaxy using best practice guidelines and finally how to deploy them. The last day will be spent to learn how to configure a production ready Galaxy server. Moreover, at the end of this course you will have a profound knowledge about Docker and Conda.

Target audience: Developers, Computing scientists and Bioinformaticians

Date: Monday January 16th 2017 to Thursday January 19th 2017

Cost: Travel expenses and lodging need to be covered by each participant individually. ELIXIR-EXCELERATE and IFB (French Node) will cover the meeting costs.

Location and accomodation :

The workshop will be hosted in the 7Hotels at Illkirch near Strasbourg in France.

The registration includes the lunches during the 4 days and one working dinner that will be located in Strasbourg city center.

Don't forget to organize your accomodation!. Bed and breakfast type of accommodation has been pre-booked with the 7Hotels.  Follow this procedure to book your room.

Number of attendees: 30

Registrations are opening October 25th 2016

Prerequisites : Knowledge in a scripting language (bash, python, …) and technical linux knowledge.


Organizing committee

  • ELIXIR-France (Christophe Caron, Victoria Dominguez del Angel, Jean-François Dufayard, Jean-François Gibrat, Gildas Le Corguillé, Stephanie Le Gras and Julien Seiler)
  • ELIXIR Galaxy Working Group (Frederik Coppens, Celia van Gelder)
  • ELIXIR Excelerate WP 11 task Train the Developer (Hedi Peterson)
  • ELIXIR Germany (Björn Grüning)



  • ELIXIR-France : Anthony Bretaudeau, Victoria Dominguez del Angel, Olivia Doppelt, Gildas Le Corguillé, Stéphanie Le Gras, Fabien Mareuil, Julien Seiler
  • ELIXIR-Germany : Bérénice Batut, Björn Gruening
  • ELIXIR-Belgium : Frederik Coppens
  • ELIXIR-Netherland : Saskia Hiltermann, Youri Hoogstrate
  • ELIXIR Norway (Abdulrahman Azab)


Contact : egdw2017.oc  AT



Agenda Beta

  January, 16 January, 17 January, 18 January, 19
Themes Tools & Workflows I Tools & Workflows II BioBlend, Visualization and Interactive Tour Installation & Configuration
Coordinator Gildas Le Corguilé Björn Gruening Olivia Doppelt Julien Seiler
09:00 Introductory talk Wrap session BioBlend API Install & config best practices
10:00 Break Break Break Break
10:30 Galaxy Tool Integration Best Practices Wrap session BioBlend API Install & config best practices
11:30 Planemo Tool Wrapping Galaxy Visualization
12:00 Building an European Community
12:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:30 Planemo Tool Wrapping Wrap session Galaxy Visualization Docker
15:30 Break Break Break
16:00 Writing dependencies : Conda recipes Toolshed Upload and Tool-IUC PR Galaxy Interactive Tour End of workshop
20:00     Working Dinner  

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Pre-registration are open from October 25th to November 18th

A selection of the candidates will be made if we exceed 30 subscribers

Accomodation booking procedure

All trainers will be hosted in the 7Hotels during the workshop. The 7Hotel proposes a discount price to let you book your accomodation at the location of the workshop (102 € per night including breakfast)

To book your room at special price, follow this procedure :

  1. Go to the hotel booking website :
  2. Enter your check-in and check-out dates
  3. Choose the number of person you would like to book for
  4. Enter the promo code : EGDW2017
  5. Click "Check availibility" and choose the room you would like to book by clicking the corresponding price
  6. Enter your guest details and confirm the book

The 7Hotels includes 2 restaurants and will be happy to welcome you for your diners as well.

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