Hi! I'm K4.
I took up hobby gardening and amateur botany as a way to put my open-source software job down sometimes... until I noticed that those things could go together in new and interesting ways. I've been building an open, highly-queryable plant/growing database that anyone can edit or help curate. Nothing really to show off yet (I'm up to my eyeballs in initial data imports rn), but there is a blog up at blog.plantdata.io with project updates.
/me waves enthusiastically
I spent a long time looking at the classification of plants and online data repositories a few years back.
You seen practicalplants.org ?
Its a jazzed up mediawiki and does some interesting stuff
@dazinism Ah! I think I had sort of brushed up against practicalplants.org at some point, but I clearly didn't look at it hard enough. Cool stuff! Didn't realize it was mediawiki.
@dazinism Oh yeah, I definitely had started getting some very basic stuff going on via Wikibase, with the idea that: Yes, openly curating is clearly the way to go. It was also a great excuse for me to finally dig in to Wikibase. That stuff definitely has quite the learning curve...
I wonder how practicalplants is storing their data. I think I'll go ask.
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