Confluence Retirement

In an effort to consolidate USGS hosted Wikis, myUSGS’ Confluence service is scheduled for retirement on January 27th, 2023. The official USGS Wiki and collaboration space is now SharePoint. Please migrate existing spaces and content to the SharePoint platform and remove it from Confluence at your earliest convenience. If you need any additional information or have any concerns about this change, please contact Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
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Shared by Fran Lightsom

The new USGS code repository,, is available for calm early adopters who would like to help work out the kinks. If you are interested, contact Eddie Hunter (, Eric Martinez (, or Michelle Guy ( If you have immediate need for an internal code repository that is totally functional, we recommend BitBucket, as a temporary solution. In a few months, the new repository will be available to all, and tools/processes will be provided to migrate projects in the BitBucket and GitLab ( repositories before they are decommissioned.

For now, if you want to create a new project on please make a request in the form of an issue created in the software-release project (at, basically following the process documented on The goal is organize projects for basic consistency USGS wide, where there will be having broader conversations on this topic. And a reminder that an administrative code review is needed if existing code is being transferred to a publicly accessible project on code.usgs.govto ensure that PII or other sensitive information is not publicly accessible.
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  1. would be great if this, and the new slack channel for #software_dev, were used to push updates on this. Definitely want to plan for moving code off bitbucket as effortlessly as possible.