I recently started work at the DMC to support the Geoscience Web Service (GeoWS) building block, an endeavor within EarthCube to use web services to standardize data discovery and sharing across a diverse set of data. I also support WebServiceShell (WSS), the web service that provides the outward facing software for IRIS’s FDSNWS products. We expect WebServiceShell to be a key component in implementing web services for GeoWS.
I worked for about a decade and a half as a processing geophysicist, well site geologist and a tiny bit of research work around detecting noise near geothermal wells using sparse seismic arrays as well as took part in deploying a borehole, waveform capture tool. I did a career switch to software development in the late 80s, and since then have worked on projects and products for seismic plotting, in-memory databases, fingerprint scanning, and distributed processing platforms.
I am very happy to be at IRIS, getting back to a job that mixes geoscientific data and applications with software engineering. I am also glad that bicycling is part of the culture at IRIS DMC and I am able to mix in bicycling as part of my regular commute.
by Mike Stults (IRIS Data Management Center)