[tdwg-content] TDWG BSCI Hackathon

James Macklin james.macklin at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 13:53:15 CET 2016

Dear All,

I would encourage any of you who are interested in this topic to join in
(see info below). Note that you do not need to participate during the whole
time, this is just meant to be a window of time for the group to focus on
the topic. We all need focus :-)

Best,  JAmes

Dear TDWG BSCI Members,

The TDWG Biodiversity Services and Clients Interest Group (BSCI,
http://www.tdwg.org/activities/biodiversity-services-clients) will hold an
open virtual hackathon in the week November 14-18. In the hackathon, we
will define technical and organisational aspects of biodiversity
informatics web services, which should be considered for achieving improved
harmonisation and interoperability of APIs. We will also compile existing
best practice documents for service implementations from different domains
and consider their application for biodiversity informatics. During the
week, all materials will be compiled publicly on the BSCI wiki at

Results of the hackathon as well as the roadmap to a biodiversity service
implementation standard will be further discussed during the 2016 TDWG
conference in Costa Rica (Workshop 01, "Towards Best Practices for the
Implementation and Documentation of Biodiversity Informatics Services",

The hackathon will be open to all interested participants. For more
information or to be added to our list of participants please contact James
Macklin (James.Macklin at AGR.GC.CA) or Anton Güntsch (a.guentsch at bgbm.org).

With best wishes,

James & Anton
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