I’m a software developer at Harvard working on Dataverse, open source research data repository software developed at IQSS along side other products. If you have any interest in Dataverse or related software, you are welcome to join the community through chat.dataverse.org, the dataverse-community mailing list, bi-weekly Dataverse community calls, and our annual Dataverse community meeting.
I’m not sure what I’ll be blogging about here but I already copied and pasted an old post about my first impressions of Dataverse when I started working on the project in late 2012 or so. Here are some ideas I have for blog posts (check back for updates, WIP is for “work in progress”):
- How to manage an open source community, including my thoughts on Producing Open Source Software. [WIP]
- Why I liked the UX Foundations class from IT Academy so much. [WIP]
- How to run a Shibboleth Service Provider (SP) within the InCommon federation. [WIP]
- Open source at Harvard. [WIP]
- Why ABCD is great and how it could be even better. Compare and contrast to crimsonfu, sourcefu, codecraft., and Crossroads. [WIP]
- TechTalkFollowup and talks I’ve given on the command pattern, APIs, git, Travis, Vagrant, etc.
- Technical resources at Harvard.
Here are some ideas I have for talks I could give to the Dataverse community at our annual meeting:
- Analyzing Research Data with Dataverse
- External Tools for Additional Dataverse Features.
- Integrations for Dataverse and Empowering the Community
- Using Dataverse APIs.
- Dataverse Metrics
- Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, and Dataverse.
- Welcoming External Collaborators to Dataverse.
- Making Dataverse More Modular.
- Incorporating Feedback into Dataverse Development.
- Big Data and Dataverse: S3, rsync, and Globus
You can learn more about me at iq.harvard.edu/people/philip-durbin and greptilian.com. Email addresses are posted there, but for Harvard business or anything having to do with this blog, please feel free to email me at email@example.com. If you’re a geek like me, my nick on freenode is pdurbin. 🙂