• Kevin Tyle Receives 2017 DeSouza Award Kevin Tyle Receives 2017 DeSouza Award
    October 19, 2017
    Kevin Tyle
    Kevin Tyle

    Kevin Tyle of the University at Albany, State University of New York has been awarded the 2017 Russell L. DeSouza Award by the Unidata Users committee. The DeSouza Award honors “individuals whose energy, expertise, and active involvement enable the Unidata Program to better serve the geosciences.”

    Tyle has been active in the Unidata community for many years, serving on the Unidata Users Committee from 2009 through 2015 (as committee chair 2012-2015), and joining the Strategic Advisory Committee in late 2015. He is currently involved in the NSF Big Weather Web project, which aims to make big data infrastructure affordable and adequate for university members of the Numerical Weather Prediction community by combining virtualization, cloud computing and storage, and big data management techniques.

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  • New: Contributor License Agreement for Unidata Open Source Projects New: Contributor License Agreement for Unidata Open Source Projects
    September 28, 2017
    GitHub

    Unidata hosts a variety of Open Source software projects on GitHub. We use the Open Source model because we believe strongly that broad participation in all aspects of Unidata's work is essential to achieving the Unidata community's goals. Developing software that focuses on community needs is one of our main objectives, and participation by community members in all aspects of the development process — from coding to testing, documenting, and commenting — is incredibly valuable.

    As community participation in Unidata's Open Source efforts grows, we are facing increasingly complex situations surrounding contributions made to Unidata-hosted projects. As a result, we have decided to begin requiring that community members who wish to contribute code to Unidata projects on GitHub agree to the Unidata Contributor License Agreement (CLA).

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