from Deb Paul @iDigBio
Data exploration for large datasets is always challenging. Often you are left with deciding between subsetting the dataset (randomly or on some facet), making slow progress waiting for results just to find that something needs to be fixed, or optimizing code for performance when you don't even know if the result is going to be interesting. Having a high-performance system capable of ad-hoc investigation has always been difficult and/or expensive.
Space for this workshop is limited.
From Libby Ellwood (iDigBio Post Doc) and Deb Paul (iDigBio Data Specialist)
iDigBio API Hackathon Report Blog
The Florida Museum of Natural History and partners hosted the 30th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) from May 17-23, 2015, at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center in Gainesville, Florida. The theme of the conference was “Making Natural History Collections Accessible Through New and Innovative Approaches and Partnerships”.
Photo: Minky Faber (ALA)
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.
Managing Natural History Collections Data for Global Discoverability is fourth in a series of biodiversity informatics workshops at iDigBio and we are currently accepting applications! Don't wait, space is limited.
Deadline to Apply is May 1st, 2015.
SPNHC 2015 30th Annual Meeting and Gala Celebration
Making Natural History Collections Accessible through
New and Innovative Approaches and Partnerships
May 17, 2015 to May 23, 2015
The Paleobiology Database Executive Committee is running a hackathon with the goal of creating exciting tools (web applications, R code, data analysis tools, data visualization tools, integration with other web databases, etc.) that use the Paleobiology Database API for research, education, or outreach.
When and where? March 20th-22nd, 2015, on the campus of UC Santa Cruz.
Goal: Design, develop, implement, test and/or document uses of iDigBio data via its APIs
Location: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Dates and times: June 3-5, 2015; 8 am - 5 pm each day
To apply: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6Wr1womZuY7O5o1 deadline February 28, 2015. Invited applicants will be notified by March 9th.
Potential entrants to the Beyond the Box competition have been asking questions regarding rules and other specifics to the competition. The Beyond the Box team have responded by creating a FAQ section on the website and sending out the following update: