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Open Tasking: Exoplanet Data in JSON Format NEEDED

7 Oct 2011, 19:31 UTC
Open Tasking: Exoplanet Data in JSON Format NEEDED
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I love programming. And i'm thankful when i heard that today is Ada Lovelace Day. Ada Lovelace is known to be the first female programmer. I was going to do something else today but Lovelace reminded me to code instead. And so i did.

I worked on some exoplanet data and have a goal of creating an accessible database of exoplanets. But then time flies so fast. I can't do it alone, but I know I belong to a hive of coders and i'm just one node among many of the programming collective. So i'd like to tap the collective and start "Open Tasking". It's like this: i'll tell you where i'm at with this self-inflicted project, and then i'll let you know what kind of help that i need on a particular task. In return, I will share what I learned in the hopes that it will benefit others.

Basically, I am setting up a CouchDB database for Exoplanets. It will be something anyone can use and replicate for any purpose. There's a ton of sub-tasks that need to be done before it becomes a reality so i am posting this as i go along. At the moment, ...

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