This web application was built upon Biostar, an open source question and answer framework.

The project consisted of several phases:

  1. Researching the best base software to build a community upon. We considered several wordpress plugins as well as Codidact, even going so far as to build a feature matrix comparing 20 solutions.
  2. Launch consisted of modifying most of the templates and building a bit of infrastructure on a VPS.
  3. Finally, continued development included adding a number of features, including more granular permissions, accessibility features, and making a lot of the site more abstracted to be suitable for launching multiple instances using the same code branch.