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NWS VIRTUAL LABORATORY CONNECTING PEOPLE – ENABLING INNOVATION Stephan Smith Meteorological Development Lab Office of Science and Technology National Weather.

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1 NWS VIRTUAL LABORATORY CONNECTING PEOPLE – ENABLING INNOVATION Stephan Smith Meteorological Development Lab Office of Science and Technology National Weather Service

2 NWS Operations Private Sector and Universities NWS Field Innovation NOAA and Other Federal R&D

3 The Virtual Laboratory (VLab) is a service and IT framework which enables NWS employees and their partners, including those who are not co-located, to share ideas, collaborate, engage in software development, and conduct applied research. NWS Virtual Laboratory

4 Reduces the time and cost of transitions of NWS field innovations to enterprise operations, Minimizes redundancy and leverage complementary, yet physically separated, skill sets, Forges scientific and technical solutions based on a broad, diverse consensus, and Promotes an R2O culture based on collaboration and trust Implementation of the VLab:

5 Transparency Teamwork Flexibility Responsiveness Accountability Guiding Principles

6 VLab is open to all NOAA employees* The VLab supports both informal collaboration and prototyping as well as formal, structured development The VLab development is targeted to the following operational systems: Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) Weather and Climate Operational Supercomputing System (WCOSS) NWS Internet Dissemination System (NIDS) *External users can be granted access by request from a NOAA partner Scope

7 Open For Business! https://nws.weather.gov/innovate/

8 Collaboration Services Communities Wiki-Blogs-Forums-WorkFlow Science Sharing You Make the Call Development Services Redmine – Project Management Git /Subversion – Software Repository Gerrit – Code Review Jenkins – Continuous Integration VLab Services

9 All AWIPS-II Baseline Development NRAP VLab Adjunct Positions Share Your Expertise Share Your Project aka “Push Your Project” VLab Consultation Services Services Coming Soon

10 10 AWIPS Development Community Integrator (Raytheon) AWIPS-II Program Developers SEC/ASDT GSD MDL Raytheon Testbeds and Proving Grounds National Centers Forecast Offices External Partners AWIPS-II Program Management Virtual Lab Process Orientation Bottom-Up Top-Down

11 When might I consider establishing a VLab community for a collaboration? Why can’t I just collaborate using other tools outside of VLab? Why might I consider establishing a VLab project? How does using VLab help NWS? Common Questions


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