Database Interop Hackathon/Pre-Meeting

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The core developers of NeXML, CDAO, and PhyloWS will meet two weeks prior to the hackathon to better prepare the participating emerging standards for actual application at the hackathon.

Goals & Targets


  • Choose a very narrow limited set of goals, and include time to
    • evaluate carefully what we have done
    • extrapolate and plan for the big meeting when we have 20 people to keep busy
  • Need to discuss how to accommodate all the projects using php.

Target ideas:

  • Implement services that would allow Mesquite to query and retrieve character data and trees from TreeBase and from MorphBank.
  • Agreeing on how to implement semantic annotation of metadata types of the providers.
  • More fleshing out of PhyloWS specs.

Information to gather in advance:

  • Implementation details of the providers: which languages/libraries they use, what metadata they want to expose.


Note that this is still tentative.

Thu, Feb 19: Participants arrive.

Fri, Feb 20

  • 9-10am: Priorities, use-cases, documentation needs
  • 10-11.30am: Objectives, goals, and assessments (with Jonathon Cummings)
  • 12-1pm BBL seminar at NESCent by Arlin Stoltzfus & Rutger Vos
  • 1-3pm
    • CDAO:
    • NeXML: Outstanding issues
    • PhyloWS: Review of current spec against SRU (with Ryan Scherle). Review of mapping those into SAWSDL.
  • 3-4pm: Teleconference with hackathon participants
  • 4-6pm: Continuing earlier work & wrap-up for the day

Sat, Feb 21

Sun, Feb 22


The pre-meeting takes place Friday - Sunday, Feb 20-22, 2009 at NESCent in Durham, North Carolina.


Participant Affiliation Email Standard
Brandon Chisham New Mexico State University CDAO
Hilmar Lapp NESCent PhyloWS
Enrico Pontelli New Mexico State University CDAO
Arlin Stoltzfus NIST, U. Maryland CDAO
Rutger Vos University of British Columbia NeXML, PhyloWS