ELIXIR Technical hackathon: promoting exchange of information about bioinformatics tools and workflows

ELIXIR France and Denmark organised hackaton “Tools, Workflows and Workbenches”, to to promote collaboration and technical developments between developers from ELIXIR Tools & Data Services Registry, Galaxy, Taverna, Arvados, CWL, ReGaTE and EDAM ontology, and Galaxy instance providers from ELIXIR and beyond.

Hosted by Institut Pasteur in Paris, France, on 18-20 May 2016, the hackaton brought together over 40 representatives from 21 academic institutions and companies, with projects including Galaxy, bio.tools, Common Workflow Language, biotoolsXSD, EDAM, Debian Med, BioShadock and more. The delegates enjoyed a series of talks, lively discussions and breakout hacking sessions including bio.tools entry relationships, Galaxy to bio.tools publishing, CWL specification, workflow specification interoperability, and training workflows.

The event's outcomes include various technical documents, new CWL bindings and enabling support for EDAM annotations in Galaxy. In addition, the hackathon provided a boost to various ongoing collaborations between ELIXIR Nodes, projects and institutes.

More information is available on IFB (ELIXIR France) website.

Sun 29 May 2016