Presented at EnterpriseJS Austin ---
2015 saw the creation of a new enterprise architecture at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, built on open source technologies like Elasticsearch, RethinkDB, Node.js, and Docker. This year our Node.js services are integrating and visualizing data which helps keep our astronauts safe, while providing the backbone of the software services that will drive the development of new spacesuit technologies to take us to Mars and beyond.
In this talk, Collin discussed how this one data integration solution will help kickstart an open source revolution, and changed how software is created at NASA. A solution which has earned NASA’s sole nomination for the ACT-IAC Igniting Innovation 2016 award.
Collin Estes is the Director of Software Engineering for MRI Technologies in Houston TX. MRI Technologies is a woman-owned small business serving NASA since 1988. Collin has been leading the software engineering for the EMU spacesuit contract at Johnson Space Center since 2006. In addition to working for NASA, Collin leads the MRI Dev Team which works with small and medium size businesses to build custom business applications primarily written in Node.js. Collin leads both self-directed teams primarily as a full stack engineer while also serving as the lead. Within NASA Collin works to promote internal open source and collaboration across the agency, bringing together development teams from all the various NASA centers and divisions.