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Software Development Special Interest Group Meeting May 23, 2019

The next meeting of the Software Development Special Interest Group (SD-SIG) is Thursday, May 23, 2019, from 10:30am-11:30am in 102 Mann Library. The SD-SIG is meant for anyone actively developing software or just interested in software development. At the May event, Michael Sprague from Cornell Information Technologies (CIT) will provide insight into how and why to use the AWSCLI-Login plugin, followed by Marty Sullivan sharing his work with AWS Step Functions, Amazon Athena, S3 and NOAA data. Coffee and donuts provided, plus a brief roundtable conversation.


  1. Announcements
  2. AWSCLI-Login: SAML Plugin for the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI)
    Speaker: Michael Sprague (Cloud DevSecOps Engineer, CIT)
    Short presentation about AWSCLI-Login and how and why you should use it.
  3. Visualize Your Local Weather with Python Using AWS Step Functions and Amazon Athena
    Speaker: Marty Sullivan (Cloud Engineer/Digital Agriculture, CIT and EAS)
    Automate queries of structured weather data in Amazon S3 using standard SQL syntax in Amazon Athena, while monitoring asynchronous application states using AWS Step Functions. The underlying forecast data originates from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), but is made conveniently available in ORC format by Sullivan and the Cornell Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) as part of the Registry of Open Data on AWS (RODA).
  4. Brief Roundtable – TBD
  5. Community Introductions - Networking

Additional details, including Zoom conference information.

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