The candidate for the 2018 Technology and Architecture Committee (TAC) Chair election is Rebecca Koskela.
Election runs from 4/24 - 5/8/2018. TAC members will receive their ballots via email in the afternoon of 4/24. If you have any issues or did not receive your ballot, contact the ESSO.
Rebecca is the Executive Director of DataONE. She is currently the Chair of the TAC, as well as the Technology and Architecture Committee (TAC) representative on the Leadership Council.
The mission of the Technology and Architecture Standing Committee is to oversee the technology and architecture development of EarthCube to assure that EarthCube infrastructure is community driven, supports standards for interoperability, and incorporates advanced technologies to become a commonly used capability that supports scientists on their research efforts.
Role & Requirements
The Chair must be able to effectively interact with multiple communities, to communicate technical concepts to diverse end-user science domains, and big-picture concepts to the Leadership Council.
They must have strong architecture and technology experience, including significant experience working with complex data issues (big data, modelling, semantics, etc.) in one or more domains.
They must have a clear picture of how existing projects can fit into EarthCube as a whole, how they could be linked, and demonstrate a drive to facilitate this.
Must have a good understanding of challenges in terms of Architecture and Technology and end-user needs, as well as an understanding of infrastructure issues relevant to EarthCube.
Demonstrated experience and success in leadership roles, as well as experience working in an agile environment.
Has an ability to unify diverse fields and governance committees to address EarthCube priorities.
Chair facilitates regular meetings for the TAC, supported by the committee co-chair.
Chair also joins regular Leadership Council meetings, acting as a voting representative of the TAC.
They attend at least two face to face meetings with the Leadership Council each year - at the All Hands Meeting and the AGU Fall Conference.
Preference is for someone from the Cyberinfrastructure community, with a primary affiliation in a US academic institution or not-for-profit organization representing academia, with experience in NSF- funded projects.
The chosen candidate will serve from June 1, 2018, through May 31, 2020.
Office Support and Resources
The ESSO provides staff support for the Leadership Council and its Chair. This support, which is further outlined in the Services Plan, includes planning and meeting logistics, administrative and clerical, budget management, and communications, including Web and virtual meeting, support.
Travel support is available to cover Leadership Council, other EarthCube, and outside meetings and events as appropriate within the approved travel budget. In addition, the Project provides an honorarium payment of $5000 annually.