⇒ NASA OpenNEX Challenge and Processing HDF5 in Python
I've recently been playing around a lot with HDF5 data as second part of the [NASA Challenge: New Ways to Use, Visualize, and Analyze OpenNEX Climate and Earth Science Data](https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9933584) . [Henry Thompson](http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/~ht/) and I won a small award in the first challenge for our proposal to apply the PAN Methodology to the OpenNEX data. Specifically, we are looking at the [NASA Earth Exchange (NEX) ](https://nex.nasa.gov/nex/static/htdocs/site/extra/opennex/) data sets that are [hosted by Amazon AWS](https://aws.amazon.com/nasa/nex/) that provides climate projects both retrospectively (1950-2005) and prospectively (2006-2099).
⇒ Changing Technology for the Web and Open Government?
[Code for America](https://www.codeforamerica.org) is a great organization that is helping city, county, and state governments deliver technology that serves their communities. I was researching projects and whether there was some place I could lend my expertise when I happened to discover that [they have at API](http://codeforamerica.org/api/)! Being a data geek, I thought it would be easier to crunch the data than navigate the website.