Archive Graphic

Please Note: The content on this page is not maintained after the colloquium event is completed.  As such, some links may no longer be functional.

Download Adobe PDF Reader

Jon VervilleJon Verville
AETD Wiki Enabling Work 2.0: Leveraging the Open & Collaborative Web

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Building 3 Auditorium - 11:00 AM
(Coffee at 10:30 AM)

The AETD Wiki is a technical information and knowledge base established in early 2010. It is built and owned by Goddard employees, but managed centrally for quality and consistency. The goal is to provide a central location for any Goddard employee to effectively share internal infor-mation. In this way, the barrier is lowered for collaborating and contributing to this ever-evolving knowledge base. The goal is to equip our engineers with new tools in order to enhance their capabilities to handle our ever more complex systems.

The wiki was initiated in Code 567, but then expanded across AETD. The content of this talk is detailing the work thus far, which has been experimenting with the technology to push the envelope of what is possible with a wiki in terms of: structured data, social tagging (folksonomies), information architecture, and also learning the change management challenges of user adoption.

Jonathan Verville is an Information Based Software Engineer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. He is the lead for the AETD Wiki. Previously Mr. Verville was Deputy Communication System's Lead (PDL) on the Magnetosphere MultiScale mission, where he was responsible for the test equipment design & development of the S-Band transponder sub-assembly.

Before joining MMS, Mr. Verville worked on the communication systems for LADEE; the SCaN Test Bed (CoNNeCT); ground systems R&D for TDRS-HIJ; and the South Pole TDRSS Relay (SPTR), an upgrade involving the design and installation of equipment at the Antarctic Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. Mr. Verville received his BSEE from Michigan Techno-logical University, where he was the co-founder of the University Nanosat winning student organization, the Aerospace Enterprise.

IS&T Colloquium Committee Host: Paul Hunter

Sign language interpreter upon request: 301-286-8313
Request future announcements