NASA Goddard IS&T

Colloquium Lecture Series

Spring 2022 Speaker Series

TechWorld with Nana – YouTube as a DevOps Educational Platform

Nana will discuss her experience of sharing knowledge about DevOps and various DevOps technologies on YouTube and building a community of 500,000 people. Nana will share insights from the community and technology companies, to include trends in DevOps and generally in the software development field.

Web 3.0 with a focus on Blockchain

The internet continues to astonish us all with the sheer amount of value unlocked by simply connecting the world. After the introduction of Bitcoins by Satoshi Nakamoto, many others have built on top of this technological innovation leveraging the blockchain infrastructure to solve even the most pressing societal problems. Transitioning from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0, we are finally here and moving at a break-neck speed. How can we all keep up? Please join us at this fun and interactive seminar on Web 3.0 and the blockchain to learn about this evolution and how businesses, academics, and society are incorporating this new technology. In this seminar we will paint the picture of how we got here and where we are potentially going. The future is bright and filled with massive disruption thanks to the blockchain!  

Behind the Scenes—and Science—of the Earth Observatory

Since its launch in 1999, NASA’s Earth Observatory has published around 12,000 images, maps, and data visualizations. The number of written articles, feature stories, and natural hazard descriptions are nearly as numerous. This talk will shed some light on why we do this, how we do it, and the ways the Earth Observatory is both a consumer and communicator of science. Psychology, pixels, and prose converge in every piece, published daily for over two decades—and I am excited to take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of our team and our mission.

NASA SMD’s Transform to OPen Science (TOPS) Initiative

Open science begins with shared access to data, software, resources, and results. Yet, openness that advances science is not a pure product of technology, it is a product of practices, norms, and community behavior around that technology. While recent advances have reduced many of the technological barriers to participating in open science, other cultural and…