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Monday, June 27 • 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Advanced Topics in Galaxy Tool Development

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This workshop is aimed at people with some experience developing tools and will cover more advanced topics in tool development, more complex tools, and recent enhancements to the Galaxy tool development process including: 

  • Driving tool development using testing (test driven development or TDD).
  • Designing tools for use with the dataset collections.
  • Maintaining suites of Galaxy tools - subtopics include Tool Shed concerns & macros.
  • Publishing tools with complex dependencies to the Tool Shed.


  • Basic Knowledge of Galaxy Tools, or attendance at the Writing and Publishing Galaxy Tools session.
  • A wi-fi enabled laptop with a modern web browser.  Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari will work best. 



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Bjorn Gruning

University of Freiburg
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Dave Bouvier

Computational Scientist, Galaxy Project, Penn State University
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Marius van den Beek

Penn State University
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Nicola Soranzo

The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC)

Monday June 27, 2016 12:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
IMU Oak Room