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Java at the Bottom of the World: Three Months in Antarctica

This talk will provide a brief overview of what it's like to live and work as a computer geek in one of the coldest, driest, and most remote places in the world. It will detail the design, development, and eventual deployment of PSICAT, a specialized Java/Eclipse RCP application created to support the scientific drilling being done in Antarctica. Finally, it will conclude with some insights learned from the experience that have made me a better...

Sponsor: ANDRILL


Josh Reed @ANDRILL

Josh Reed is the head technology dude for the Antarctic Geologic Drilling (ANDRILL) program. He's spent three months each of the last two years living and working in Antarctica. The rest of the year he works from his office at home in Minneapolis, hacking on everything from shell scripts to Java, Groovy, and Grails applications. Josh received his M.S. and B.S. from Iowa State University.

Additional Info


Food and Social: 5:30 PM
Presentation: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
(Central Time)


Meeting Type: Seminar
1575 Thomas Center Drive
Eagan, MN 55122