The “Innovating the wheat community through the RDA services and outputs” Datathon took place at the Athena Research Center in Athens on the 13th and 14th July 2016. The event focused on getting researchers and other stakeholders acquainted with the data formats, services, protocols and needs of the wheat community. The first day featured presentations about the various services the wheat group is using and got hold on sample data, as well as the services and outputs the RDA community has produced. In the second day of the event, the participants had the opportunity to participate in a hands-on session that involved the use of RDA services and their application together with external related services on the relevant data.
The event was organized by the ATHENA Research Center in the context of the RDA Europe 3 project (WP4), in cooperation with the RDA Wheat Data Interoperability WG. The co-Chair of the group Esther Dzalé Yeumo was a main presenter at the event and one of the main evaluators for the Datathon prizes.
A dedicated web site has been created to serve the needs of the Datathon and can be found in the resources. The site, besides the practical information, included datasets and services of the wheat and agriculture community which could be used and exploited by the participants.