NOTE: Schedule changed to Wednesdays
An informal brown-bag lunch for discussing current issues in ecological informatics and related technology. Each week one person volunteers to jumpstart the discussion with a brief 20 minute presentation about some project or feature they are working on or some other topic of interest, followed by 40 minutes of discussion. DevLunch aims to increase the contact between people working at MSI and NCEAS on closely related informatics projects, including the NCEAS Ecoinformatics research group, the PISCO development group, the SBC and MCR information managers, and the NCEAS computing staff, among others. We'll try to support remote connectivity to the lunch for folks like Matt and Chris using VNC and Gizmo, but DevLunch is mostly intended to get local people at MSB more in touch with what everyone is doing.
When: Wednesdays at 12:30, starting July 27, 2006
Where: Marine Science Building 4th floor conference room
Who: Ecoinformatics people at MSB/NCEAS
For example: Dan, Josh, Jing, Chad, Matt J, Derik, Chris, Ben Callie, Mark, Jim R, Rick, Shaun Margaret, Jordan, Chris, Sabine, Chad Burt Jim W, Mike F, Nick, Thomas
Whether devlunch is held or not, location schedule is now static (for ease of NCEAS scheduling).
This is a list of ideas that I (MBJ) came up with in a discussion with Chris. We think these are examples of interesting topics for overviews or discussions. Please feel free to add to the list, or modify items. I'll be approaching people for volunteers for the slots above, so think about what you might want to discuss a bit. The intent is that this should not take a lot of preparation on the presenter's part – rather, they should be more or less giving an update on something they are working on and use any slides or demos needed to make it clear. But we want to stress that this should be an informal presentation and discussion.
Dan: Overview of Kepler Dan: Using R, Matlab, and EcoGrid in Kepler Dan: Directors and models of computation in Kepler Dan: Building installers for software Sid: The ESA data registry changes to Metacat Callie: moderating the ESA registry Sid: Metacat performance issues Sid: Metacat client UIs -- developing new skins Chris: A new CSS-based skins system for Metacat MatthewP: Spatial extensions to metacat Jing: EcoGrid, purpose and API overview Jing: Pitfalls in consuming EML-described data for analysis Chad: VegBank, purpose and overview Chad: Vegbank shopping cart Josh: Ontologies and EML, overview of OBOE Matt: Distributed computing in Kepler Matt: EML, the next version Margaret: Publications in EML at SBC ChadBurt: Web exploration and mapping for PISCO subtidal data ChadBurt: Using google maps for data exploration -- mini how-to Sabine: The evolving MCR data management system Matt: CEO-P: realtime data in Kepler via Antelope and OpenDAP Matt: LDAP, replication, certificates, failover, single sign on Jordan: Drupal and CMS for scientific projects Matt: Kepler and SEEK Wikis Jordan: 3D web maps of intertidal data using R and Matlab Chris: Physical Oceanography data access page Margaret: OPeNDAP for ecological and oceanographic data Chris: Metacat replication across PISCO Chris: Harvesting metacat/eml to NODC using NetCDF format Josh: Semantic extensions to Metacat and Morpho ChadBurt: Video archiving for subtidal videos MatthewP: Openlayers and web-GIS client software stacks MatthewP: Using PostGIS behind scientific applications MatthewP: OGC WMS and WFS -- mini how-to Regetz: Ruby on Rails for scientific data