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beta.uniprot.org - 5 Lessons Learned

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Lightning Talk at BOSC 2007.

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beta.uniprot.org - 5 Lessons Learned

  1. 1. <ul><li>beta.uniprot.org 5 Lessons Learned </li></ul><ul><li>Eric Jain Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics BOSC 2007, Vienna </li></ul>
  2. 4. <ul><li>Mistake #1 </li></ul><ul><li>Falling in love with technology. </li></ul>
  3. 5. <ul><li>SOAP -> REST </li></ul><ul><li>Relational DB -> Lucene + BDB </li></ul>Solution
  4. 6. <ul><li>http ://beta.uniprot.org/uniprot/P12345.fasta </li></ul>data set identifier format http://beta.uniprot.org/uniprot /?query=insulin data set query +format, sort, offset, limit, compress...
  5. 7. <ul><li>Mistake #2 </li></ul><ul><li>Relying on feedback from users and experts instead of observing users. </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>Solution </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>Mistake #3 </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking that users can be classified as either beginners or as experts. </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>Solution </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>Mistake #4 </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking we could do without the explicit backing of at least one person with lots of political power. </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>Solution </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>Mistake #5 </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking over my allotted time. </li></ul>
  12. 14. <ul><li>More... </li></ul><ul><li>Poster N91 . </li></ul><ul><li>Demo Monday, 11:50 Hall L . </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop? </li></ul><ul><li>Free pens. </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>Hiring! </li></ul><ul><li>Google for uniprot hiring . </li></ul>

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