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CIRA Software Engineering Group (CSEG)

The CIRA Software Engineering Group (CSEG) began as an informal, enthusiastic grassroots group in April of 2014. Since then, it has grown into an active and cross-cutting group with representation from teams at CIRA-Fort Collins, CIRA-Boulder, NOAA MDL, the National Parks Service (NPS), the CSU Department of Atmospheric Science, the CSU Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, and the CSU Center for the Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). CSEG supports the Vision for CIRA by exploring and testing emerging software technologies from outside the atmospheric sciences and incorporating them into our work to support the efficiency and excellence of CIRA’s research themes.

CSEG meets monthly to discuss how new tools and techniques can inform and improve CIRA’s data management, computing, and scientific efforts. CSEG further benefits CIRA’s projects by providing opportunities to discuss common software issues, to collect feedback on ideas, and to brainstorm alternative solutions, as well as assisting in planning future computing infrastructure and collaboratively developing software for general use across CIRA teams. CSEG also offers trainings for software tools that benefit the CIRA community (e.g., CSEG has offered Git training since 2016 and manages a local-network Git repository server).

CSEG is open to all and you need not characterize yourself as a software engineer to participate — all tech junkies are welcome! If you are interested in joining this innovative and vibrant community, please contact for more information.