Micah participated in the NASA SnowEx campaign, where he spearheaded the development of a comprehensive database designed to streamline the management of diverse snow data types, ultimately reducing complexity in research endeavors that span datasets. His work led to an invitation to a week-long hackweek at the University of Washington, during which he delivered a presentation on database utilization and its significance within the context of snow research. Additionally, at the conclusion of the week, Micah was asked to speak about open-source software, emphasizing the critical role of providing researchers with transparency into the software infrastructure that underpins their work.
At RAD, we are committed to the principles of open-source software. We provide multiple code sets for researchers to explore and collaborate on with our team. Presentations like this one reinforce the notion that transparency in the realm of snow instrumentation is of utmost importance, particularly when it comes to ensuring snow safety.