Tripal Events with PAG

Tripal will be having a number of exciting events at PAG this year! Please check them out:
  1. PAG Tripal Session - Abstract submissions due Oct 27th
  2. Hackathon and User Meeting on January 11th and 12th
  3. Tripal install and demo short class - sign up to gauge interest
1. PAG Tripal Session
The Tripal session at PAG will be the same time and place this year - Sunday January 14th 2018 from 4pm-6:10pm in San Diego, CA.  We are now requesting abstracts for oral presentations, due October 27th.  Anyone who is attending the conference is welcome to submit an abstract, and we are particularly encouraging groups that are new to Tripal or haven’t presented in this session in previous years to submit.  A variety of topics are welcome: new databases, custom extensions, integration with other tools, or any other Tripal related projects.  Abstracts should be limited to 250 words, and  can be submitted by email in MS Word or PDF, please send to both Meg Staton at and Ethy Cannon at We look forward to hearing from you!
(Poster abstracts for the PAG conference are handled separately and due the same day)
2. Hackathon and User Meeting
We will also be continuing the Hackathon (January 11th, Thursday) and User Meeting (January 12th, Friday) to be held in the 2 days prior to the start of PAG. If you are planning to attend, please add your name to this google doc so we can be sure to have a big enough room. We are also soliciting feedback from the community on any topics or break out groups you would like to see. More information on room location and times will be forthcoming shortly. 
3. Possible Tripal Install and Basic Site Development Training
If there is enough interest, we can offer a class of 8-16 students to learn the basics of Tripal during the morning of January 11th (in parallel with the hackathon). Each student will be able to use their own laptop or a free session on the cloud computing platform Jetstream to go through the materials. The class will guide the installation of all required software for a web server with Drupal, installing the Tripal core and extension modules, and loading data into standard modules (Organism, Feature, etc). Please share this with any interested colleagues, and please sign up here if you want to attend. We’ll make a decision about offering the course based on number of interested people.
Feel free to email Meg Staton at with any questions. Hope to see you in San Diego!