Based on my observations and interactions during the past few meet-ups and as 
an administrator of Galaxy, the current goals of the group [1] remain relevant 
and are being met through the meet-ups.  An additional benefit to these 
meet-ups that has evolved is an update from a member of the Galaxy team on 
upcoming features and other developments.

With regard to the future of the group, my suggestion is to keep it going and 
work towards building a full-fledged user group with additional opportunities 
for sharing, learning and collaborating. This will strengthen the community, 
possibly drive increased adoption, and further serve to guide development of 

Appointing one of more leaders (one each from the Galaxy team and user 
community) to identify speakers, drive the agenda, set a cadence to the 
meet-ups and drive the formation of a user group would be helpful, IMHO.


1. Build a community, learn from each other

From: Dave Clements 
Date: Monday, April 1, 2013 11:07 AM
To: Galaxy Dev List <galaxy-...@bx.psu.edu<mailto:galaxy-...@bx.psu.edu>>
Subject: [galaxy-dev] GalaxyAdmins Group: Future Directions?

Hello all,

The GalaxyAdmins group is coming up on it's one year anniversary (coinciding 
with GCC2013) and this is a good opportunity to discuss what the future of the 
group should be.

Some starting topics for discussion are on the GalaxyAdmins Future Directions 
page (http://wiki.galaxyproject.org/Community/GalaxyAdmins/Future).  These 

 * What should the group's goals and activities be?
 * What type of leadership structure should the group have, and how should it 
be selected?

The discussion, however, is wide open to any topic relevant to the group.  If 
you have any opinions or suggestions please reply to the group.  Anyone with an 
interest in the group is encouraged to post.

Once the discussion settles, I will summarize the discussion on the wiki page 
and suggest an action plan for making those things happen.


Dave C.

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