Hello, Based on my observations and interactions during the past few meet-ups and as an administrator of Galaxy, the current goals of the group  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 Galaxy. 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. Thanks! Notes: 1. Build a community, learn from each other From: Dave Clements <cleme...@galaxyproject.org<mailto:cleme...@galaxyproject.org>> 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 include * 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. Thanks, Dave C. -- http://galaxyproject.org/GCC2013 http://galaxyproject.org/ http://getgalaxy.org/ http://usegalaxy.org/ http://wiki.galaxyproject.org/
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