Open Source Summit v3.0: Communties

| Over the past few years, we have been working hard at NASA to modernize the way we approach software development. Open Source is a critical component to our strategy. In 2011, we started a conversation around open source in government and hosted a summit at NASA Ames Research Center to bring together leaders, policymakers, and […]

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Four weeks to change my universe.

| I’m here writing for NASA because of an internship program for my high school. That program ends today, so I’ll be talking about my time here – telling my own story for once, as it were. Anyways, as a senior of Staples High School, I have won, as a product of my years of high […]

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Farewell

| Today marks my last day of working at the place that was a distant dream just a few years ago.

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Greener Cities for Greener Living

| I can confess that I have spent many an hour playing with Google Earth. I’ll descend into street view and roam around places I’ve never been, or, more often than not, prowl the streets of my hometown. While fun, sometimes I can’t help but think that there ought to be some way for this incredible […]

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Mission Report for the 2013 International Space Apps Challenge

| The International Space Apps Challenge is a two-day hackathon where teams of technologists, scientists, designers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, developers, and students collaborate across the globe, using publicly available data to design innovative solutions for global challenges in software development, citizen science, hardware, and data visualization. For the 2013 event, more than 9,000 global citizens in […]

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Introducing Gov Webicons

| I’m currently working on creating a website that needs NASA’s logo (the “meatball” — don’t ask) in the upper corner. With the upcoming swarm of resolution independence due to high DPI screens and a multitude of screen resolutions, just including a standard JPG or PNG image just doesn’t cut it anymore. SVG icons allow you […]

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Big Pockets, Bigger Ideas

| When I was young, the first mentor I ever had taught me a valuable lesson about new vocabulary words. She said that every time I learned a new word, from that point on I then owned that word. I could put it in my pocket for safekeeping, she said, to take out and then use […]

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Add me on

| At openNASA, we fulfill our mission by helping you pursue your own. For the USDA, this mission included raising awareness about the viability of hyper-local agriculture, specifically in but not limited to the United States. They accomplished this by creating the Backyard Poultry Farmer challenge. The concept was simple: by promoting localized agriculture – such […]

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