SatSummit 2024
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Aimee Barciauskas

Data Engineer at Development Seed. She/Her.


Aimee is a data engineer at Development Seed. She works with NASA IMPACT to make Earth Observation data cloud-friendly. Her contributions to the Multi-Mission Algorithm and Analysis Platform and the Visualization, Exploration, and Data Analysis (VEDA) project have helped revolutionize the ways data can be accessed and analyzed. Aimee is also a member of the steering committee for the Pangeo project and chairs the Earth Systems Information Partners (ESIP) Cloud Computing Cluster.

Aimee cares deeply about using data, data science and machine learning to drive positive social change. She was named one of the Geospatial World 50 Rising Stars in 2021 and often speaks on the topics of cloud computing, cloud optimized data and open science.

When not coding, Aimee enjoys podcasts, rock climbing, biking and running. Aimee received a M.S. in data science from Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and a B.A. in economics and philosophy from Boston College.

On the agenda

  1. Data in the Browser

    May. 16, 01:15pm
    The Central Hub

    Browsers and apps are the last mile for the billions of daily decisions that deserve better earth data. This rapidly developing area is benefiting from investments in gaming, AR/VR, and spatial computing. User devices can process and visualize massive geospatial data in immersive ways, unlocking entirely new use cases. Shifts to cloud computing have also put the humble browser at the forefront of scientific research. This session will explore the future of geospatial in the browser.


    1. Aimee Barciauskas


    1. Cameron Kruse
    2. Tom MacWright
    3. Ryan Abernathey, PhD
    4. Kyle Barron
  2. The Next Generation of Cloud-Optimized Data Delivery

    May. 17, 04:00pm
    Working Session
    The Central Hub

    The shift to cloud storage of earth data has created opportunities for new modes of data access and distribution. This transition requires the design and implementation of new cloud-optimized file formats and services. Broadly, this means that data storage and services are optimized to minimize the amount of requests for data and size of data to be transferred. But what does this look like in practice? What is our shared vision for the architecture of a cloud-native future? This session will dive into what a cloud-native future could look like. We will determine what choices are clear (use object storage) and which are unclear (do you need to reformat your data). Ultimately we hope to develop a shared vision for optimal delivery of visualization and analysis via the data in the cloud.

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  1. NASA Lifelines


  1. Element84

  2. Esri

  3. Impact Observatory

  4. United States Agency for International Development (USAID)