I'm not quite sure how to tell this story, so I'll be brief, start at the end, and leave the beginning for another day.
I'm working at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History as the product manager for the Encyclopedia of Life.
A few years ago Edward O. Wilson asked attendees at TED to "imagine an electronic page for each species of organism on Earth." Some brave people took up that challenge and a year later EoL was launched. If you want to learn more you can visit www.eol.org and poke around.
It's audacious, it's meaningful, it's a long way from finished - actually, it will never be finished, and that's part of what makes it so special. If we do our jobs correctly it will change the world. I'm honored, delighted and extremely humbled to be a part of it.