COBWEB Hackathon, 9th-10th March

Early March saw the formation of another COBWEB Hackathon, over two days in Barcelona. This is where COBWEB computer programmers and developers get together in a single location to collaborate intensively on the development of the COBWEB software. Hackathons are a great opportunity to discuss ideas and create usable software between the COBWEB partners who are usually geographically dispersed. In this instance, 14 representatives from COBWEB partner organisations including Welsh Government, Environment Systems, GeoCat, Secure Dimensions, and University of Edinburgh and University College Dublin convened at the Autonomous University of Barcelona to work on the COBWEB software.


The hackathon was focused on how to ensure that all the websites, databases and apps necessary to support COBWEB, can be properly tested and validated. Not only is this important to make sure they work as intended, but it also ensures that they can communicate properly with other standards-based GIS applications and services (e.g., in-situ environmental sensors or public data feeds). As interoperability with geospatial standards is a high priority area for COBWEB, establishing procedures to allow for comprehensive testing is crucial.


Monday, March 9, 2015 – 09:00 to Tuesday, March 10, 2015 – 17:00

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