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2021 Open Data Cube Conference: Pushing Boundaries on Open Data Cube to make Tangible, Meaningful Change to Real-world Problems

Do you have an idea for an ODC (Open Data Cube) Sprint Project? Geoscience Australia, Digital Earth Africa, and FrontierSI are hosting a free Open Data Cube Conference 2021 from Tuesday 22nd to Friday 25th June online. The online conference is a chance for satellite data specialists, enthusiasts, and scientists to collaboratively research and develop ways to push the ODC family and applications forward to solve real-world problems.

ODC (The Open Data Cube) is a non-profit open-source project developed by the need to manage Satellite Data better. The project has evolved to support interactive data science and scientific computing.

An opportunity for interested individuals, expert coders, developer communities to solve real-world problems

“As developers and scientists, this is our chance to delight in hacking code, systems, and data, to move things forward and explore new approaches,” ODC says on their page.

This Conference will have three participation themes:

  • Training in the Sandbox environment.
  • Using the ODC to undertake science in one of the Sandbox environments with already available data.
  • Building infrastructure or code at the core of the project.

The event is sponsored by Digital Earth Australia and Digital Earth Africa and Coordinated by FrontierSI. It will have a series of engaging presentations and panel discussions about the possibilities of using EO (Earth Observation), several coding opportunities, and even an Open Data Cube beginner’s session.

“Globally, we’ve only grasped the tip of the iceberg of what we can do as a community of open source developers unlocking the potential of satellite imagery.” A tagline reads on the website.

There will be many activities to engage in for participants, including expert coders to individuals interested in learning.

How is this relevant for me?

If you belong to a developer community, a member of a university, the scientific dev user community, a member of a broader Earth Observation user community, STAC/COG user, this event is a must to attend.

You can watch keynote speakers’ talks and presentations, and discussions, join workshops and learn new skills, or make a pitch from a topic of interest.

For more information about the event, check out Open Data Cube.