The SPIE Astronomy meeting is next summer in Austin, TX. I am submitting the following abstract to the meeting as a poster and associated paper. If you are interested in being a co-author please respond to this post.
LSST Data Management Software Development Practices and Tools
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope is an 8.4m optical survey telescope being constructed on Cerro Pachon in Chile. The data management system being developed must be able to process the nightly alert data, 20,000 expected transient alerts per minute, in near real time, and construct annual data releases at the petabyte scale. The development team consists of more than 70 people working in six different sites across the US developing an integrated set of software to meet the LSST requirements. In this paper we discuss our agile software development methodology and our API and developer decision making process. We also discuss the software tools that we use for continuous integration and deployment.