OGC invites developers to the Quansight Automated Data Science Developer Sprint


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The Sprint, part of OGC’s Disaster Pilot initiative, will showcase Quansight’s Nebari (formerly QHub) as a new approach to automating cloud deployment of analytical processing workflows.

28 June 2022: The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and Quansight, building upon the Disaster Pilot initiatives and a successful webinar in June, will run a virtual DevOps Sprint this July 7-8. Using a combination of webconference and chat tools, the Sprint will bring participants up to speed and support them in trying out Quansight’s Nebari (formerly QHub) as a new approach to automating cloud deployment of analytical processing workflows. Registration closes July 6, 2022.

Cloud processing of spatial data has incredible promise for rapid, scalable insights and geographic awareness, particularly in emergency and disaster situations. The only problem: it's still very difficult to deploy, tricky to limit cost, and complicated to interchange different cloud platforms. 

Nebari (formerly Qhub) is one approach for reducing these barriers to entry and getting practitioners from workflow notebooks to results in a way that is much more automated, cross-platform, and constrained in its use of cloud resources. In order to introduce the Nebari tool suite and its updated batch-processing capabilities, OGC, as part of its Disaster Pilot initiative, and Quansight, the developers of Nebari, presented a webinar on automated data science last June 6. A recording of the webinar can be downloaded from the OGC portal.

Building upon that webinar, the Sprint will cover Nebari deployment and workflow implementation, focusing on use of AWS cloud resources. Newcomers will be invited to use a common Nebari instance and work with provided sample notebooks, while more experienced users can deploy their own Nebari instances on the cloud platform of their choice and try out either the provided notebooks or their own. The sprint will conclude on July 8 with an online show-and-tell session for attendees to share what they’ve learned and accomplished. 

Registration closes July 6, 2022, and is available - along with the schedule - via this Google Form.

The OGC Disaster Pilot initiatives are conducted under OGC's Innovation Program, a collaborative, agile, and hands-on prototyping and engineering environment where sponsors and OGC members come together to address location interoperability challenges while validating international open standards. To learn about the benefits of sponsoring an OGC Innovation Program Initiative such as this, visit the OGC Innovation Program webpage, or watch this short video on how OGC’s Innovation Program can benefit your organization.


About OGC

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is a collective problem-solving community of experts from more than 500 businesses, government agencies, research organizations, and universities driven to make geospatial (location) information and services FAIR - Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.

The global OGC Community engages in a mix of activities related to location-based technologies: developing consensus-based open standards and best-practice; collaborating on agile innovation initiatives; engaging in community meetings, events, and workshops; and more.

OGC's unique standards development process moves at the pace of innovation, with constant input from technology forecasting, practical prototyping, real-world testing, and community engagement.

OGC bridges disparate sectors, domains, and technology trends, and encourages the cross-pollination of ideas between different communities of practice to improve decision-making at all levels. OGC is committed to creating an inclusive and sustainable future.

Visit ogc.org for more info on our work.

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