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The 2018 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2018) and Bioinformatics Open Source Conference 2018 (BOSC2018) are joining together for a unified event to be held in Portland, Oregon, United States, June 25-30, 2018.  The event features two days of training, a two day meeting, and finish with two or four days of intense collaboration at the GCC OBF CollaborationFest Core and Encore events.  The meeting will feature joint and parallel sessions, and shared keynotes, poster and demo sessions, and social events.  Colocating GCC and BOSC will bring together the widest possible community of bioinformatics developers and practitioners into a single place.  At this event the whole will be greater than the sum of the parts.

The event is organized by Oregon Health & Science University and will be held at Reed College, a small liberal arts college in Portland. Conference housing is available in two Reed College residence hall complexesPortland is a vibrant city in the American Northwest, close to the Cascade Mountains, the Oregon Coast, and the Columbia River. 

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Tuesday, June 26 • 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Galaxy Interactive Environments

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In this session you will get in-depth introduction to Interactive Environments (IE). You will learn how to setup and secure IE’s (JupyterRStudio, etc.) in a production Galaxy instance. Moreover, we will create an IE on-the-fly to get you started in creating your own Interactive Environments.In this session you will get an introduction to Interactive Environments (IE) as an easy and powerful way to integrate arbitrary interactive web services into Galaxy. We will demonstrate the IPython Galaxy Project and the general concept of IE’s.


  • Basic understanding of Galaxy from a developer point of view.
  • General knowledge about Docker
  • Knowledge and comfort with the Unix/Linux command line interface and a text editor. If you don't know what cd, mv, rm, mkdir, chmod, grep and so on can do then you will struggle in this workshop.
  • A wi-fi enabled laptop with a modern web browser. Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari will work best.

Tuesday June 26, 2018 12:30pm - 3:00pm
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