Events, News

EDI hackathon announcement

The Environmental Data Initiative invites you to participate in the continuing development of the Information Management Code Registry with a hackathon at UNM in Albuquerque, NM on June 10 – June 14, 2019 (Monday, June 10 and Friday, June 14 are travel days). All coders and wannabe coders who have at least some experience with R or Python and an interest in writing new code or contributing existing code to the Registry are invited to contact us. EDI will cover all travel, meal and lodging expenses. The theme of this hackathon is “Data Visualization for Assessing Data Fitness for Use.” For more information, please see here.

News, Technical

EML Congruence Checker (ECC) adds new checks for file size

A pair of new EML Congruence Checks will ensure the intended data file(s) are supplied by comparing precise file size in bytes to that specified in the metadata. Already the checker compares checksums (as documented in the optional EML authentication element) to ensure the correct file was received. But for some sites that check was not useful because authentication checksums were not practical to obtain as part of the data package metadata generation process. The new file size checks are offered as a more convenient option. Continue reading “EML Congruence Checker (ECC) adds new checks for file size”

News, Personal

EDI welcomes software developer Jon Ide to the EDI team.

Jon has master’s degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science and is just completing a master’s in Biomedical Data Science. He’s new to the EDI world but has years of experience in software development and working with scientific data. Jon’s initial focus will be on supporting interoperability between EDI and DataONE by ensuring that data packages uploaded to the EDI data repository are discoverable and accessible through DataONE. He’s based in Madison, Wisconsin.