about 6 years ago

2016 Challenge opens today, focuses on data gaps and biases

Greetings from cloudy Copenhagen!

We wanted to alert each of you who registered for last year's GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge that this year's version will open today, Friday, 29 July, at 12 noon CEST (just a couple hours from now). Visit the 2016 Challenge site for more information. 

We hope you'll consider assembling another entry for 2016.

Very best regards,
Kyle Copas
Kyle Copas
+45 35 32 14 75 | mobile +45 28 75 14 75 | Skype kylecopas

GBIF Secretariat
Universitetsparken 15
2100 Copenhagen Ø



We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post…

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over 6 years ago

Details announced for 2016 GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge

Good morning!

By way of thanking you for registering for the inaugural GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge, I wanted to alert you that we have just released a pre-announcement sharing preliminary details on the 2016 competition, which will build on efforts to understand, examine and address gaps and biases in open-access biodiversity data from the GBIF network.

DevPost will again provide the platform for challenge entries; we expect its page will go live on 29 July. If you'd like to keep up to date on the Challenge and other GBIF news, I'd encourage you to sign up for our email list or follow us…

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over 7 years ago

Announcing the winners

The votes are in! Go to the gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the excellent submissions.

Even though the competition is over, don't stop hacking. Use your portfolio to keep your project up to date and get feedback from fellow makers.

over 7 years ago

One month to go (tick, tick, tick...)

Everyone in the GBIF community and the Ebbe Nielsen Challenge jury is eagerly awaiting the arrival of your entries just four weeks from today on 2 March. We expect you're well under way—both with your partnerships and submissions—and you probably know that the resources listed under Data on ChallengePost site are likely to be the first and best sources of tools and information.

But do let us know if we can help in any way—best of luck!

Kyle Copas
Science Writer, GBIF Secretariat


over 7 years ago

GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge: Seven weeks to go...

Let's start with a sincere thanks from the GBIF Secretariat—we can't wait to see the uses you devise for our open-access infrastructure!

We trust you're pairing up with collaborators and co-conspirators, but as and when questions arise, do feel free to post to the discussion forum. Should you need to contact us privately, email us at ENChallenge@gbif.org and we'll respond as quickly as we can.

Finally, thanks to those of you who've helped spread word of the challenge, both privately and through social media (Twitter shout-outs seem to come in waves every few days). We're encouraged thus far, despite having no clearer…

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