SatSummit 2024
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Kyle Barron

Cloud Engineer at Development Seed. He/Him.


Kyle is a cloud engineer at Development Seed. He builds open source tools and infrastructure that process and visualize geospatial data. Kyle is particularly excited about cloud-native vector data formats, speeding up Python and JavaScript applications from Rust, spatial indexes, and efficient data pipelines.

Before joining Development Seed, Kyle previously worked as a software engineer at Unfolded and then Foursquare, building geospatial data visualizations on the web for vector and raster data.

Based in New York City, Kyle spends time running in Central Park, exploring the city, and dodging tourists. Kyle is a graduate of University of California, Los Angeles where he received a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Mathematics.

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

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  1. NASA Lifelines


  1. Element84

  2. Esri

  3. Impact Observatory

  4. United States Agency for International Development (USAID)