Open access to science data has always been a cornerstone of NASA’s mission of exploration of Earth and the solar system. Lately however, motivated software developers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have been open sourcing their software development in a number of interesting areas including but not limited to:
Come and listen to some of the details of how these apps and systems are architected and deployed using open source development. There will also be stories and anecdotes about working on NASA projects and our journey into open source.
Mark Powell is a Senior Computer Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA since 2001. Mark is the product lead for the Mars Science Laboratory mission science planning interface (MSLICE). At JPL his areas of focus are science data visualization and science planning for telerobotics. He received the 2004 NASA Software of the Year Award for his work on the Science Activity Planner science visualization and activity planning software used for MER operations. Mark is currently supporting a variety of projects at JPL including Opportunity and Curiosity rover operations and radar data processing for volcanology and seismology research.
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