John VanDyk is the maintainer for BugGuide.net, a photographic online guide to arthropods of North America.
He leads information technology efforts in the Biology IT group which provides services to Entomology; Natural Resource Ecology and Management; Plant Pathology and Microbiology; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Genetics, Developmental and Cellular Biology; and Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology.
Please do not email insect images directly to John for identification; because of the volume of email he receives he is unable to reply to individual requests for identification. Rather, upload the image(s) on the ID Request page.
Adventures with BugGuide, Community and Artificial Intelligence. Midwest Data Librarian Symposium. October 9, 2018.
BugGuide Basics Workshop and BugGuide Advanced Workshop. Day of Insects Workshop. March 23, 2018.
BugGuide in an Age of Artificial Intelligence. With Levi Baber. Iowa State University Entomology Seminar Series. September 18, 2017
Drupal in Containers: Paradigm Shift or Rabbit Hole? Central Iowa Drupal Users’ Group. June 8, 2017
The Inside Out of BugGuide. Day of Insects Workshop. March 25, 2017.
Drupal on OpenShift. Drupal Conference, University of Iowa. August 6, 2016.
Automated Drupal Quality Assurance Testing with Tugboat. Central Iowa Drupal Users’ Group. June 7, 2016.
Debugging Drupal 7. With John Rearick. Central Iowa Drupal Users’ Group. February 8, 2016
Piwik Analytics, with Ann Greazel. Iowa State University Web Special Interest Group. August 27, 2015.
Introduction to Taxonomy: Tagging on the Open Road, with Ann Greazel. DrupalCorn. August 1, 2015.
Multipresentation on Multisite Apache Solr Search and Multifactor Authentication. Iowa State University Web Special Interest Group. July 23, 2015.
Creating a Quick and Easy Screenshot API. Iowa State University Web Special Interest Group. May 28, 2015.
Making Your Drupal Site Kiosk-Friendly. Central Iowa Drupal Users Group, May 14, 2015.
Shibboleth: Theory and Practice. Iowa State University Web Special Interest Group. February 26, 2015.
Introducing the Luggage Open Source Platform: the People Feature, with Michael Hofmockel and Ryan Frahm. Iowa State University Web Special Interest Group. September 25, 2014.
BugGuide as a Model for Crowdsourcing Extension Diagnostics, with Laura Jesse. Plant Pathology and Microbiology Fall Seminar Series. September 23, 2014.
Moving Content into Drupal with the Migrate Module. Central Iowa Drupal Users Group. September 11, 2014.
An Open Web Platform for ISU and Beyond. Iowa State University Web Special Interest Group, August 28, 2014.
Drupal 8 and Symfony 2: Concepts and Architecture. DrupalCorn Conference, July 18, 2014.
Faceted Taxonomy Utopia. Central Iowa Drupal Users Group. June 12, 2014.
Introducing firewalld. Iowa State University 2014 Spring Linux Presentation Series. May 23, 2014.