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18th December, 2019

Attending: Ward, RyanW, Josh, RyanA

  • Standing items

    • Introductions: new joinees should feel welcome to introduce

      themselves and their interest in zarr/n5.

  • AG(eophysical)U [Ward]

    • Poster on Zarr/NetCDF well-received. Got a crowd.

    • Hoping to have the first version out in the next month or two.

    • Team from NASA had a lot of questions for a new mission. E.g.

      won’t need to make a decision between Zarr & NetCDF.

    • Dennis has been doing great work. Hopefully something to test

      soon and we can start finding corner cases.

    • High-level take away: lots of excitement at AGU.
  • Other file formats – talking points

    • Options: merging, diverging, …

    • Institutional structures, community support, funding

      opportunities

    • Decoupling data models & data storage

    • Strength of spec-first design philosophy

    • Existence of third-party implementations

    • Cf. Matt’s [*dask comments about

      spark*](https://docs.dask.org/en/latest/spark.html) (fair, balanced, etc)

    • Sharing our stories

    • See also:

      https://github.com/Blosc/Caterva

  • Ryan’s performance benchmarks (very preliminary):

  • CMIP6 data in the cloud:

  • NumFOCUS

    • RyanW to send the blurb. Josh can step in as needed.

    • RyanW will approach J.B. for contracting.

  • Proposed next date: January 8, 2020