Copyright©2008 Antony Williams
On March 24th of this year ChemSpider will celebrate its one year anniversary. We have come a long way in just over a year. During this period we have stayed focused on our intention of “Building a Structure Centric Community for Chemists”. It actually feels as if we are successfully delivering on it too. With the recent roll out of our deposition system, now being used by people to deposit structures, with our contributions to PubChem, our participation with Wikipedia, our web services for people to integrate to us, the participation of the community in curating the data and the impressive growth in users (for us anyway!) as shown below.
We have had our fair share of detractors but have stayed focused on delivery. I was truly touched today to see a blog post acknowledging our efforts and what we are up to. Joerg Kurt Wegner commented on his Mining Drug Space blog about his views of what we have been working on. Seeing it in his words really brought home all that we are up to and the potential impact of our efforts. We are actually accelerating our efforts right now for our anniversary release in March and we hope to deliver some very exciting capabilities at that time.
We welcome your comments… have we stayed true to our mission? Do you use our system..if so, how? Do we do “what it says on the box?” Where would you like to see us go next? How would you like to see the service grow? All comments are fair…rant, vent, stroke, applaud. Bring it on…Stumble it!