Data Wrangling Hackathon

How to get involved.

GCC2016 Data Wrangling Hackathon/Datathon

We are inviting Galaxy power end users as well as scientists and bioinformaticians that design Galaxy tools and/or workflows to join us for the 2nd Annual GCC Data Wrangling Hackathon. 

The main goal of this hackathon is to clarify and resolve issues with Galaxy usability from an end user perspective together with the participants of the GCC2016 Coding Hackathon. Specific goals include refining existing tools and functionality, identifying key tools for new wrappers (including input for tool form design/functionality), and contributing scientific experience and expertise to improve the user experience when performing analysis within Galaxy. This real-time interaction between scientists and coders is intended to facilitate the completion of modifications that are directly integrated into the core production code and associated tools.

For this hackathon, or datathon, as we like to call it, collaborations are expected to continue after GCC2016 concludes. Wranglers will learn how to propose ideas, where to get involved in active development efforts, and when to follow up on projects that extend beyond the data hackathon. During GCC2015, the GalaxyScientists user group was formed. We are encouraging this group to grow and to have active on-going involvement in development activities throughout this next year and beyond.

In order to meet these goals, interaction with the coding hackathon is a must. Both GCC2016 hackathons will be held at the Herman B Wells Library on the Indiana University campus. They will be physically close to each other to facilitate interaction amongst participants and to have breaks together. 

The Data Wrangling Hackathon will meet in the Hazel Baker Room of the Herman B Wells Library on the Indiana University campus. The library is within easy walking distance from both conference lodging options.

Who should attend?

The GCC2016 Data Wrangling Hackathon is for you, if you

  • are a Galaxy power user or bioinformatics specialist with ideas about how to best construct start-to-end analysis and workflows,

  • are passionate about improving Galaxy’s usability in cooperation with developers,

  • optimally have time after GCC2016 to work on issues/ideas that arose during the hackathon,

  • are a Ph.D. student, postdoc, or non-managing scientific staff.

Of course, everybody is welcome.


See the general GCC2016 hackathons page for more information and please contact the GCC2016 Data Wrangling Hackathon organizers if you have any questions.