Hello all, First, thanks to Srinivas and Hans for the responses.
I have kept track of the head counts for most meetups: 2012/07/07 27 2012/07/27 ? (in person meetup at GCC2012) 2012/09/19 10 2012/11/07 17 2013/01/16 14 2013/03/20 15 So, maybe converging on mid-teens? This number is not as high as I had hoped. Srinivas, is there any way to tell how many times the screencasts have been watched afterword? I'm see the group as complimentary to Galaxy-Dev, and I am leaning towards creating a Galaxy-Admins maling list that is purely about the group and group activities (Ann BZ's idea originally). It would not be a support channel and any stray support postings would get redirected to Galaxy-Dev (or Galaxy-User, if that's where they belong). We would still post activities to Galaxy-Dev as well, but any group business (like this discussion) would happen only on Galaxy-Admins. On the group leadership issue I very much want the group to be led by people that are not part of the core team. I am quite willing to continue to fill the "supportive" role I've been doing for the past year. If GalaxyAdmins is to become a voice for the community at some point in the future, it should very definitely not be led by the core team. However, if our future consists only of bi-monthly meetups (which have been great!) then it does not matter as much. My 2p, Dave C On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 4:58 PM, Maddhi, Srinivas <srinivas-mad...@uiowa.edu>wrote: > 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  > >> 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/ > >> > >> > >> ___________________________________________________________ > >> Please keep all replies on the list by using "reply all" > >> in your mail client. 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