Dr. Emily Darling: The coding of corals

This is the story of what happens when you combine some of the planet’s oldest living and under threat organisms – corals – with some of the newest inventions of modern day society – coding and open source technology. At the centre of this story is Dr. Emily Darling, a conservation scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). She specializes in coral reefs and, along with some of her peers, is helping shake up the traditional ways (read: publishing papers) that scientific knowledge is shared. Open-source technology, social media, code – these are the game-changing tools that will speed up collaboration in a race against time. And Dr. Darling is a key player in that game.

Dive deeper: Check out this video of Emily and her WCS colleagues sharing how GitHub is helping them work.

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Vancouver Aquarium
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