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Exploring unique values in iDigBio using Apache Spark

Thu, 2015-09-10 16:55 -- mcollins

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.

SPNHC 2015: Sowing the Seeds of Digitization

Mon, 2015-06-01 15:49 -- maphillips

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”.

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

Mon, 2015-04-20 02:33 -- dpaul

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.

Paleobiology Database to Host API Hackathon March 20-22, 2015

Wed, 2015-02-11 07:51 -- gnelson

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.

Call for Participation: Hackathon on iDigBio APIs/Services and Interoperability

Thu, 2015-02-05 10:26 -- ammatsun

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.

 

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