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The official Jupyter Conference
Aug 21-22, 2018: Training
Aug 22-24, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Adam Thornton

Adam Thornton
DevOps Engineer, LSST


Adam Thornton is a software developer for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, where he focuses on data management, science quality, and reliability engineering and is working on the JupyterLab-based interactive component of the LSST science platform. He has nearly 30 years of development, IT consulting, and system administration experience in a wide variety of settings, from academic computing to Fortune 20 enterprises.


11:55am–12:35pm Thursday, August 23, 2018
Adam Thornton (LSST)
LSST is an ambitious project to map the sky in the fastest, widest, and deepest survey ever made. The project's database disrupts traditional astronomical workflows, and its science platform requires a paradigm shift in how astronomy is done. Adam Thornton discusses the challenges of providing production services on a notebook-based architecture and the compelling advantages of JupyterLab. Read more.