Stephen A. Fuqua (SAF) is a Bahá'í, software developer, and conservation and interfaith advocate in the DFW area of Texas.

FlightNode: A Platform for Avian Conservation Monitoring

September 20, 2015

Citizen-science: meet open source software. I'm starting an open source project called FlightNode, which will be a platform for citizen science bird conservation monitoring projects.

This project builds off the project I took on in 2010. I've been approached by a conservation organization here in Texas, asking for my help to build something similar to that site, but tailored for their purpose (I need to get their permission before using their name). What they want and need is more than I can provide in my "spare time." And I know of other programs that would be interested in using components of these projects.

Building an open source platform to support conservation efforts has been a dream of mine for several years - but I need help! I will build out the requirements and more information about the project and architecture (fyi, using ASP.NET WebAPI and Angular.js), and I expect to write much of the code. Do you think you might be interested in contributing? Even if it is only to develop one feature, your help would be fantastic. And it would be a great opportunity to get more experience in API development and/or Angular.js.

Code will be posted at Let me know if you're interested, and I'll invite you to join the FlightNode organization on GitHub.

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