ESIP January: Moving ahead EditionGreat Meeting Everyone!  Let's keep the clusters rocking!

Preview: January: too cold not to work on your data project…
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ESIP UPDATE: 01.22.18  Winter time ESIP

When it's this cold outside, it's only natural that ESIPers start thinking about their clusters. Put some cocoa in the mug and strike up a conversation about that pesky pain point in your data life. You'll find several thousand years of data knowledge waiting to help you out. And you can add yours to help someone else out.

January ESIP way: Keep the conversations rolling!

Got a big problem: Start a Cluster.
Got a small problem: Start a Slack Channel.
Want to help ESIP: Join the Visioneers

In 2018, ESIP celebrates twenty years of “Making Data Matter”! In this year, we hope to grow our grasp of the “ESIP way” so that we can become better at spinning up (and spinning down) clusters and continue to challenge ourselves to run the best Earth science data meetings on the planet. 
Bruce and the ESIP staff

P.S. Keep up on all the action on Slack! If you are not already on the ESIP Slack team: here is your INVITATION.  If you are on Slack, are you using the Slack App? It's a much better GUI. Grab it HERE

Below: Clusters are the ESIP way of doing science data workshops

ESIP: Why We Cluster

We cluster to work together on the internet. Solve a problem and then move on.

Federation News  

  • Winter Meeting videos available online

Around the Federation

  • Science Gateways Bootcamp
  • Call for White Papers: Best Practices for a Future Open Code Policy for NASA Space Science

Telecons Scheduled 

  • Monday: Cloud Computing, Documentation
  • Tuesday: CLEAN, Semantic Technologies
  • Thursday: Energy and Climate

Telecon highlights:
See the full telecon calendar here. Select the meeting you'd like to attend, login instructions are included in description. 

Federation News
Winter Meeting Recordings are Online

The link to all of the ESIP 2018 Winter Meeting plenary and breakout session recordings is here:

To find a recording for a specific session, you will need to know which day it was held, and in what room. This, along with the session description and speaker/presenter info, can all be found here:
Note that multiple sessions may be recorded in one file, so you may have to fast-forward through to find the start of your desired session. 


Around the Federation

Science Gateways Bootcamp

Science Gateways Bootcamp: Strategies for Developing, Operating, and Sustaining Your Gateway

APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 23, 2018. Apply now!
Science Gateways Bootcamp: Strategies for Developing, Operating, and Sustaining Your Gateway will take place May 14-18, 2018 at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) in Austin, TX.
The Bootcamp is designed for leaders of innovative digital offerings who are seeking to further develop and advance their work. Participants will engage in hands-on activities to help them articulate the value of their work to key stakeholders and to create a strong development, operations, and sustainability plan. The Bootcamp will include:

  • Core business strategy skills
  • Technology best practices
  • Long-term sustainability strategies

By the end of the Bootcamp, participants will have developed a working demonstration of their sustainability strategy and identified essential action steps to get there. 
There is no cost to attend the Bootcamp. Attendees will only need to pay for their travel, hotel, and some dinners. 

Learn more about the workshop and meet the instructors.
Questions? Please email

Call for White Papers: Best Practices for a Future Open Code Policy for NASA Space Science
NASA has requested the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to investigate and recommend best practices as the Science Mission Directorate considers whether to establish an open code policy, complementary to its current open data policy. The committee appointed by the Academies to carry out this study is now soliciting community input in the form of white papers. Full details of the committee’s membership and schedule of activities, as well as the statement of task for this study and detailed instruction for drafting and submitting a white paper, are available on the study webpage
The specific goal of this call for white papers is to hear broadly from the community on any issues, situations, or points of view relevant to the topic, to ensure consideration of the full set of possible consequences of any new NASA open source policy. For the purpose of this call, “open code” and “open source” refer to computer program source codes released publicly under an open source license, as defined by the Open Source Initiative

To be considered at the committee’s next meeting, white paper submissions are due no later than January 12, 2018. The committee strongly encourages authors to submit white papers by this deadline, but papers will continue to be received until midnight on January 31, 2018.
Questions about the project or white paper submissions may be directed to the project staff at:


NOTE: Job Opportunities (including internships) are now listed on the ESIP Job-Opportunities Slack Channel <>.  You can post and find jobs there. If you are not yet on the ESIP Slack team, use the invite (above) to join.

Sure it's cold out. But the planet is still getting warmer.

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ESIP is funded with support from NASA, NOAA, and the USGS




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