The July meeting will feature Carolyn Rowland and David Pullman, members of the sys admin team at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology). The topic?
Releasing 9/11 Data to Satisfy FOIA: It’s Just a Simple Web Site, Right?
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) collected photos, videos, and other data from many sources to aid in an investigation of the collapse of the World Trade Center. Just prior to the tenth anniversary of 9/11, NIST released this data on a public Web server to meet FOIA requirements. A team of sysadmins took a winding path to hosting the data, using a combination of open source tools and the cloud. Technical and non-technical challenges threatened this project along the way.
Note: Our July meeting will be moved to the 2nd Wednesday of the month (July 11th) due to the first Wednesday falling on the fourth of July. We’ll see you there!