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    dannon
    @dannon:matrix.org
    [m]
    My hope is that given the current progress, with the new linting and upcoming automated testing, we can just get this to a state where it monitors itself
    But there's definitely a gap to close first.
    Helena
    @hexylena:matrix.org
    [m]
    That will be a huge step forward!
    (But accessibility is difficult-to-impossible to fully check automatically, it'll always need manual testing with screenreaders/etc.)
    dannon
    @dannon:matrix.org
    [m]
    Oh for sure. Just having the right labels on stuff doesn't mean the workflow editor for example is actually usable with a screenreader.
    Helena
    @hexylena:matrix.org
    [m]
    even when GTN passed accessibility tests with flying colours (minus the header ordering) it was still a pain in the butt on a screenreader until I did things like hiding completely decorative images/icons that were just repetitive and annoying to hear.
    yeah exactly
    but it's a huge step!
    and we should focus on getting it there
    dannon
    @dannon:matrix.org
    [m]
    Yep.
    Helena
    @hexylena:matrix.org
    [m]
    (And it's so cool to see it happening!)
    I've added https://matrix.to/#/#galaxyproject-accessibility:matrix.org if anyone wants to join there! (It's just us two now dannon , everyone else can volunteer themselves if they like.)
    4 replies
    Wendi Bacon
    @nomadscientist
    Oh Iā€™m on a sub working group cool!
    Helena
    @hexylena:matrix.org
    [m]
    but it should be accessible in gitter now, right?
    wm75 (Wolfgang Maier)
    @wm75:matrix.org
    [m]
    gitter rooms work in matrix, but not the other way round
    Helena
    @hexylena:matrix.org
    [m]
    ah boo
    wm75 (Wolfgang Maier)
    @wm75:matrix.org
    [m]
    at least I think so
    Helena
    @hexylena:matrix.org
    [m]
    oh she has a matrix account though
    Wendi Bacon
    @nomadscientist
    yup just found some messages I never got
    Helena
    @hexylena:matrix.org
    [m]
    šŸ˜¬
    Nick Stoler
    @nsto:matrix.org
    [m]
    Yeah that happened to me before I got Element figured out
    Laila Los
    @electronic_blueberry:matrix.org
    [m]

    For the Galaxy Rollup at EGD I made a background image of a galaxy in Galaxys colors. If you want to use this image for any promotional material, we uploaded it from 3 angles in different resolutions, and I wrote a guide on how to customize it here:

    https://github.com/usegalaxy-eu/branding/blob/master/galaxy-galaxy/galaxy_render_guide.md

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    Nick Stoler
    @nsto:matrix.org
    [m]
    Yeah this is amazing!
    Is this an actual 3d modeled galaxy?
    Laila Los
    @electronic_blueberry:matrix.org
    [m]
    Sort of. It doesn't use polygons, but is procedurally generated with a node graph
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    Saskia Hiltemann
    @shiltemann:matrix.org
    [m]
    oooooh, very pretty šŸ¤©
    Delphine Lariviere
    @delphine-l:matrix.org
    [m]
    Hi Everyone, we have a GOATS monthly meeting this thursday but I will be at the Ciological Datascience conference, and I think some people are at the Biohackathon, Is everyone ok to move it to next week insteasd?
    Saskia Hiltemann
    @shiltemann:matrix.org
    [m]
    Delphine Lariviere: how full is our agenda for the next GOATs meeting? We are starting organisation for Smorgasbord 2023, and was thinking if we could hijack part of this timeslot for the first (sm)organisational meeting, since many people who might want to help us with organizing are also part of GOATs and we know the time works for us? (If no time then I'll just send out a doodle for it, no worries)
    Helena
    @hexylena:matrix.org
    [m]
    smorganisational šŸ¤£šŸ¤£šŸ¤£šŸ¤£šŸ¤£
    Delphine Lariviere
    @delphine-l:matrix.org
    [m]
    Saskia Hiltemann: Not full, that's a great idea, let's go full smorgasbord
    Saskia Hiltemann
    @shiltemann:matrix.org
    [m]
    ok great, thanks!
    Helena
    @hexylena:matrix.org
    [m]
    Assunta DeSanto
    @assuntad23:matrix.org
    [m]
    I'll be a few minutes late to today's meeting
    Wendi Bacon
    @nomadscientist
    smorganisational is brilliant
    I have removed the ? from me to commit myself from the agenda notes!
    Nicola Soranzo
    @nsoranzo:matrix.org
    [m]
    Not sure if this was discussed already, what about a galaxyproject account on Mastodon?
    1 reply
    wm75 (Wolfgang Maier)
    @wm75:matrix.org
    [m]
    or, once everyone got used to it, even its own server for community members to create their account on / migrate to it?
    2 replies
    Nicola Soranzo
    @nsoranzo:matrix.org
    [m]
    One thing at a time šŸ˜„
    Helena
    @hexylena:matrix.org
    [m]
    have to find an instance that's ok with that sort of content. Mstdn.science seems especially "human" focused, we should ask around who would be ok with it.
    1 reply
    Helena
    @hexylena:matrix.org
    [m]

    it would not be all that hard a job.

    I think you're right regarding our members, but the other side of that is that some servers will defederate from you, if you're not defederating quickly from the "wrong" instances (nazis, free speech types, etc.) and that just seems like a headache to keep up with the drama.

    no yeah, wild ideas are good :)
    I low key would like to see Galaxy have AP support, then publishing histories/workflows/etc could be a Toot that folks could boost ;)
    (and same for the GTN. But then we'd have to stop being a fully static site to support enough of the AP spec. That and collecting webmentions would be neat.)
    Nicola Soranzo
    @nsoranzo:matrix.org
    [m]
    Where AP support is? Googling 2 letter acronyms is no help, sorry.
    Helena
    @hexylena:matrix.org
    [m]
    ActivityPub
    (the protocol that mastodon uses)
    Nicola Soranzo
    @nsoranzo:matrix.org
    [m]
    (and I did google "mastodon ap"...)
    Thanks!
    Helena
    @hexylena:matrix.org
    [m]

    (or if you prefer meme form)

    I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as Mastodon, is in fact ActivityPub/Mastodon, or as I've recently taken to calling it, ActivityPub plus the Mastodon API

    Nicola Soranzo
    @nsoranzo:matrix.org
    [m]
    So like GNU/Linux :D
    Helena
    @hexylena:matrix.org
    [m]
    (which is unfortunately accurate, the ActivityPub specification itself is nice, but it's also pretty thin, and to actually federate with things you spend a lot more time looking at what mastodon accepts and sends, since there's so many extensions on top of it, and extra things you need to do like HTTP Request Signing.)