Biodiversity informatics

Workshop at Digitial Data 3: Tools and Best Practices for Biodiversity Data Science: A Data Carpentries Introduction with Python

The Carpentries (comprised of Data Carpentry, Library Carpentry, and Software Carpentry) is a project whose mission is to teach foundational computational and data science skills to researchers and others who create, manage, and use data. Specifically, Data Carpentry lessons are designed to be picked up by learners who do not have any previous programming experience.

Job Opp @iDigBio with the Digitization/Workforce Training Team @FSU

UPDATE: The application process is closed, candidate review is underway.

UPDATE: There's still time - one week left to apply!

iDigBio is seeking a new team member for the Digitization and Workforce Development branch of the project. The group is located at Florida State University in Tallahassee.

Field to Database (F2DB): field-data collecting trends and 21st century data skills

From Deb Paul, @idbdeb

This 4-day hands-on short course in March investigated current trends in collecting, and focused on best practices and skills development for supporting the collection and sharing of robust, fit-for-research-use data.

Workshop: Data Standards, Data Sharing, and Demystifying the Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT)

UPDATE 7 January Recording of Pre-workshop Webinar: Overview of the GBIF IPT Installation and Set up

UPDATE 1 January 2015: Workshop is full in both Ottawa and Gainesville.

UPDATE 8 December 2014: Be sure to come to the pre-workshop Webinar: Overview of the GBIF IPT Installation and Set up January 7th, 2015 from NOON to 2 PM EST.

Tales from A Data Carpentry Workshop: In Demand

by Deb Paul @idbdeb, Kevin Love, and Matt Collins

While 27 students were lucky enough to get into this first-ever two-day Data Carpentry course, over 62 people were on the wait list! (And this doesn't include those who decided not to add themselves to that wait list). Why were they so eager to enroll?

Biodiversity Informatics Workshop - Data Carpentry Bootcamp

What: Biodiversity Informatics Workshop - a Data Carpentry Bootcamp.
Host: National Evolutionary Synthesis Synthesis Center (NESCent)
Where: Durham, North Carolina
When: Thursday and Friday, May 8 - 9, 2014
Further information, instructors, and registration are available at the course website: http://nescent.github.io/2014-05-08-datacarpentry/
Twitter: #datacarpentry

Short Course on Biological Specimen Informatics at the American Museum of Natural History

As part of an NSF-funded Thematic Collections Network award, in mid-May the American Museum of Natural History will be offering a 2-week course dealing with the fundamentals of specimen databasing and how the tools used in this process can facilitate research in biology.

Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) 2013 Annual Conference

The 2013 Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Annual Conference is October 27 - November 1, 2013 at the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo, Florence, Italy. The conference theme is "Virtual Communities for Biodiversity Science."

UPDATE: TDWG "Virtual Communities" Conference individual abstracts for each presentation online now. And, see the overview of each Symposia and Workshop.

Seeking Effective Efficient Digitization - ZooKeys Publishes iDigBio's 5 Task Clusters

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