Well, there was a big meeting of the minds on Monday. Our project is working in collaboration with UCSB in order to come up with a system that can store this satellite data. of course, nobody really knows what we are actually trying to store or accomplish. It’s rather painful.
But I think one thing is clear to me anyways. It seems like our side is a little more disorganized and vague than the UCSB side. 😛 I’m pretty impressed with UCSB’s technical lead. I feel he’s one the right track to building a system that’ll last 100 years. Apparently, Stanford is trying to piggyback our archive on the Stanford Digital Repository software that might be a lot harder to maintain down the line.
Of course, I didn’t really say much at the meeting. I never can contribute in this fashion, tho I suppose I should if I have opinions. Of course, these meetings tend to be on a high level too, so I figure it would be politically prudent to keep my mouth shut for a little bit anyways.