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CDI Monthly Meeting - 20190814

The Community for Data Integration (CDI) meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

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Agenda (in Eastern time)

11:00a Opening and Welcome - Cheryl Morris, Director, Science Analytics and Synthesis & Viv Hutchison, Branch Chief, Science Data Management 

11:15a Working Group Announcements [PDF]

11:25a  Exploring NASA’s Earth Science data at - Cynthia Hall, NASA

11:55a  Community for Software & Data Integration - Michelle Guy, Jeremy Newson, and Cassandra Ladino, USGS

12:30p  Adjourn


Exploring NASA’s Earth Science data at

Learn about the plethora of NASA resources available for understanding our Earth. NASA’s Earth Science Data Systems builds and maintains systems that collect, store, and deliver petabytes of multi-disciplinary data. We are currently working to improve the discoverability of its data holdings and information through the website and will share some of our new content. 

Cynthia Hall is the Community Coordinator for NASA’s Earth Science Data Systems, where she is working to enhance and promote the use of all of NASA’s Earth science data collections. She works with data users from scientists to educators to decision makers, all with a varied range of needs. 

Community for Software & Data Integration

Software isn’t just limited to tech geeks who develop web applications anymore. There's lots of science use cases that are making software development a ubiquitous skill set among the masses. In this presentation we will cover:

  • Who develops software
  • What is software
  • Why software is integral to data integration and delivery
  • How to improve your skill sets with USGS tools and communities
  • Highlight a few real life USGS examples

Michelle Guy - Computer Scientist architecting solutions across disciplines at the USGS Geologic Hazards Science Center in Golden CO. (more info)
Jeremy Newson - Hydrologist and full stack software architect currently working with the USGS Web Informatics and Mapping team (more info)
Cassandra Ladino - Office of Enterprise Information Applications Manager, 10+ years of experience in project management and application design at USGS. Currently focusing on data architecting in AWS cloud. (more info)


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