We’re delighted to welcome John to the DevSeed team! John is a cloud engineer at Development Seed. He has broad experience with developing tools that manage, process, store and distribute geospatial datasets in the cloud. John strives to automate his development and deployment processes to build durable, well-tested software. He is passionate about making geospatial datasets easily accessible to users of diverse backgrounds, maximizing the positive impact the data can have on the world.
John will be working with NASA’s Interagency Implementation Advanced Concepts Team (IMPACT) on its design and backend implementation of a catalogue for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD). NASA’s SMD seeks to expand human knowledge through new scientific discoveries in order to understand the Sun, Earth, Solar System, and Universe. One of the long term goals of the SMD is to develop and implement capabilities that enable open science across scientific disciplines. Development Seed will work with IMPACT to develop an SMD data catalog that supports discovery and access to complex scientific data, along with software and documentation, across the divisions.
Prior to joining Development Seed, John worked as a contractor to the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) data center where the Landsat archive is managed. He worked on moving Landsat data to the cloud and processing it to Cloud Optimized GeoTIFF (COG) format to take advantage of the cloud infrastructure. John also worked on the Landsat Collection 2 Processing team where they generated over 8PB of public data. On the team, he worked on the system that managed the containers that processed the collection.
During his spare time, John enjoys playing sports and running in hopes of running a marathon someday. He’s a supporter of the Florida Gators and L.A. Rams teams and enjoys spending time with his wife, family, and yellow lab, Milo.
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