Consensus in conversation with ted, the preferred solution: renew contract with open sky for one year; hire new software eng in Jan/Feb. Results in "zero sum" after dropping Open Sky contract.
Tony: These two DAs were in addition to the DAs that the NAASC
is hiring. Thinks they should be ranked.
Karen: Strongly in favor of supporting them. HBC relatively high priority.
- 3 DAs
- Replacing TAC
- Sessions legacy tools
- GBT Archive Access
- EVLA Calibration pipeline &
- GBT data pipeline
- HBC 1FTE for two successive years (training, too?)
- Travel for ASC - professional development (add VLBA and GBT; Karen and Claire to repackage this for Lori; support for workshop and user training for the community & publicizing development and capabilities).
Data Analysts -
Claire: Heidi Medlin moving EVLA to ALMA; once she's gone, there will be no data analysts at all. Will be in bind without DAs.
Karen - GBT needs help; could help if there were a DA. Things don't get published at GBT because they need some DA help. Replacing TAC tools seems to be a bigger potential catastrophe.
Tony - Two DAs would move between GBT and SOC? Could be shared as needed.
Claire: GBT asked for 2 FTEs; need both.
Offers will be made for DAs for NAASC
soon. Jarrod has been working on VLBA pipeline. New DAs should be cross-trained? Andy stay for a month or so at SOC for training with Heidi? VLBA DA: Jared would like to continue the work; will coordinate with Bill?
Recommended: 3 DAs
Tim - Claire & Karen please resources that have been allocated for project.
for science support -