EOL has worked with the following organizations and platforms to tackle major challenges associated with creating and supporting EOL infrastructure.
Hashrocket is a Ruby on Rails design and development shop specializing in test-driven development, pair programming, user-centered design, elegant code, and on-site Ruby on Rails training. Hashrocket provides user experience and user interface services that are key to the development of the new EOL portal.
Photosynth, based at Microsoft Live Labs, is creating new technologies for visualizing species images that will enhance the EOL experience. This innovative software tool goes beyond how people currently share digital photos and videos to help bring species to life.
Vizzuality is a web application development and design company based out of Madrid, Spain. Vizzuality created an interactive species map for EOL pages based on occurrence data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).
Atlassian provides free community licenses to the EOL project for Confluence, their wiki software; JIRA, an issue tracking system; and Crowd, a user management system.
CentOS, the Community ENTerprise Operating System, is a free, open source Linux-based operating system used to manage EOL software applications and hardware.
Ruby on Rails
Ruby on Rails is the open source web application framework that powers the EOL website.
If you are interested in becoming an EOL technology provider, please contact the EOL Secretariat.