Scalable Development Environment


general open research

Project Description 

Marc's collaborative genomic modules for malaria have inspired me.  Given the power of open source solutions such as Drupal, any community savvy software person can deploy a collaborative community.  The secret sauce is allowing scientists to help extend the collaboration modules to meet new and yet-to-be imagined needs.  My goal is to provide a push-button software development environment for other programming savvy scientists.  We need to provide secure access to the development tools, complete with development standards and guidelines, version control, quality checks and migration to the main site procedures.  These same tools will enable us to put any volunteer to work in evolving our platform. 

Project Status

This is still at the idea stage so far.  Once I write down the requirements, I will attach them to this project page. 

Project Participants Onboard

  • Ginger Taylor - requirements analyis
  • Doug Chasman - programming and environment configuration
  • Chris Heller - will provide a little trac and subversion guidance and will assist with migrating our current trac implementation to another hosted environment. 

TSL Programmers Needed


Request for Help


general open research

I need at least one software programmer with the following skills:

  • PHP programmer
  • Unix shell scripts
  • MySql administration experience
  • System administration experience with development and production environments, backup/restore...
  • Familiarity with Drupal a strong plus
  • Familiarity with Trac a strong plus
  • Familiarity with Subversion a strong plus

If you're interested in potentially helping out, login and post a comment below. If you have further questions, email


Project overview