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Meet the Local Contexts Team

John Deck

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John Deck

Technical Architecture, Local Contexts Hub

John is the founder of Biocode, LLC, as well as a staff programmer and research associate at the University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley Natural History Museums. For the last 20 years, John has worked on biodiversity informatics and connecting field biological samples to tissue samples, DNA sequences, and publications. He has built the Genomic Observatory MetaDatabase (GEOME) and projects annotating traits with ontology terms and building pipelines for assembling disparate data sources. John’s role in Local Contexts is in the technical architecture of the Hub components. John also owns and operates Deck Family Farm in Junction City, Oregon with his wife, five children, and two grand-children.