WeDigBio Transcription Blitz

When:
October 21, 2016 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
2016-10-21T10:30:00-04:00
2016-10-21T14:30:00-04:00
Where:
Fenwick Library, Room 2001
George Mason University
Braddock, VA 22030
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Andrea Weeks
(703) 993-3488

Curious about bioinformatics and biodiversity?  Come learn about these fields and contribute to an international effort to share knowledge!

WeDigBio.org is an international event (October 20-23, 2016) that raises awareness of the importance of biodiversity research collections and engages volunteers in liberating data from these collections so that more people can access them for research and educational purposes. On October 21, we are holding a 4-hour blitz at George Mason University to contribute to this effort.

GMU participants be transcribing label information from very high-resolution images of natural history collections via a user-friendly web interface called NotesfromNature.org. Many of the specimens are from Virginia and from GMU research collections. Each 40 minute time slot will include an introduction to the field of biodiversity informatics, the Notes from Nature project, and the opportunity for participants to build the global research database with their transcriptions.

We welcome GMU participants to sign up for one of four time-slots and bring a laptop with wireless capability to the event. Tickets are free and limited to 80 participants per time slot. Door prizes and refreshments will be provided.

Free tickets and sign-up here