Hi Hans,

Thanks for the response.


I didn't mean to advocate for an overlapping group but rather to identify
means to strengthen the existing dev and user group interactions. There
might, however, be some value in evaluating whether we are at a point, in
terms of number of deployment and support models for the same, wherein a
Galaxy admin specific group or mailing list would make sense.

We have had an estimated six to ten participants at the meet-ups that have
occurred since September 2012.

Best regards,
Srinivas.

-----Original Message-----
From: Hans-Rudolf Hotz <h...@fmi.ch>
Date: Monday, April 8, 2013 3:21 AM
To: Srinivas Maddhi <srinivas-mad...@uiowa.edu>, Dave Clements
<cleme...@galaxyproject.org>
Cc: Galaxy Dev List <galaxy-...@bx.psu.edu>
Subject: Re: [galaxy-dev] GalaxyAdmins Group: Future Directions?

>Hi Srinivas
>
>Thank you very much for e-mail...and thereby reminding me that I haven't
>replied to Dave's call a week ago.
>
>I second most of your thoughts. However, I am not sure of the idea of
>creating a "full-fledged user group with additional opportunities for
>sharing, learning and collaborating". I like it, but how do you intend
>to distinguish this group from the current '[galaxy-dev]'
>group/community? I am afraid stuff will get lost between the two groups
>or it leads to duplication.....probably something we need to discuss in
>Oslo?
>
>I am definitively in favor of a dual leadership - one person from the
>admin community and one from the Galaxy team.
>
>Regards, Hans-Rudolf
>
>
>PS: Do you have stats of who (or how many) has taken part in the past
>     "meetups"? I think the numbers have been much smaller than the
>     number of responses to Ann's original proposal last April.
>
>
>
>
>
>On 04/05/2013 10:43 PM, Maddhi, Srinivas wrote:
>> 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 [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 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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