The Living Atlases Workshop, funded by GBIF as part of the CESP programme, intended to bring together developers who are using Living Atlases tools, and developers who have an interest in using these tools for new projects. The aim was to share knowledge and experiences of this toolset and strengthen the burgeoning Atlas open source community. The workshop covers the core set of components in use by the Atlases, and includes information on updates and new features. There was also be some introductory sessions for developers exploring the use of the Atlas tools. In addition, there was some discussion on how to collaborate and contribute to future developments in the best way.
The workshop consisted of presentations and practical sessions. In the practical sessions, a virtual machine hosted by a cloud provider was used.
The workshop including topics covering:
- Introduction to ALA
- The International Living Atlases community
- Architecture overview
- Ansible overview
- Demo architecture
- Data hubs: supporting co-development between GBIF nodes
- Publishing to GBIF through the Registry
- New developments (citizen science, molecular data, taxonomic profile editing, new spatial portal)
- Name indexes & DwCA structure for taxonomy
- Using GBIF backbone or catalogue of Life
- Code changes
The event was attended with the assistance of organisers: David Martin (coordinator/talker) and Nick dos Remedios (talker) from Atlas of Living Australia, Cristina Villaverde (coordinator) and Santiago Martínezde la Riva (coordinator) from GBIF Spain, Marie-Elise Lecoq (coordinator/talker) and Fabien Cavière (talker) from GBIF France and Manash Shah (talker) from GBIF Sweden.
List of mentors: Manuel Vargas from INBio Costa Rica, Jérémy Goimard from Canadensys, Santiago De La Riva from GBIF Spain, Fabien Cavière from GBIF France, Manash Shah from GBIF Sweden and Rui Figueira from GBIF Portugal.