Tag Archives: NSIDC

I’m a Data Professional (and I’m Okay)

I recently attended SciDataCon (part of the International Data Week) in Denver, which is a conference focused on all aspects of the science data workflow – from planning to long-term archival and all the people, processes, and other stuff surrounding … Continue reading

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Data Center Move

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been working on moving our data center at work.  This was quite the project in planning (with moving deadlines and contingencies) but, in the end, the planning paid off – this project was … Continue reading

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The First 90 Days

In the interest of improving my management skills, I read the second half of The First 90 Days based on the recommendation from a coworker who recently moved into a management position. I only read the second half of the … Continue reading

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Five Years

I got a certificate at work the other day, congratulating me for five years of service at the NSIDC.  Five years seems so short when I look back like this though.  I’m not quite sure why – it’s possible that … Continue reading

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Production Software Support

At work, I’ve been involved in a new effort to overhaul how we handle the development support of our production software.  As the Ops lead, that is something I am very passionate about, so I am excited to be involved … Continue reading

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KOPRI’s Antarctic Station

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) was recently visited by the Korean Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), and after their visit, they left us with a few 3D models of one of their Antarctic research stations. I was lucky … Continue reading

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New Operations White Board

This year, during the holiday season, I hatched an idea for a new white board for NSIDC Operations. Our old white board was serviceable, but getting long of the tooth and not as functional as we have needed more recently. … Continue reading

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Aside: I love my job

I really enjoy my job, though precisely why I do is quite difficult for me to convey in writing – it’s tied up in what I do, who I work with, and just how much fun the daily problem solving … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Part 2

This is a continuation of my series on a typical day in my life. The first part is here.  This part sets up what my day job is like in probably more detail than anyone wants to know. I’ll talk … Continue reading

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