*Image accredited to Agile Geoscience
The premier geophysical programming event, AKA Geophysics Hackathon 2014 has concluded over an action packed weekend (Just prior to the 2014 SEG conference in Denver). First of all I would like to thank the team down at Agile Geoscience (Matt, Evan and Ben) for setting up such an awesome event, it's the first of its kind I have attended and if I can help it, not the last.
The weekend began bright an early at 8am on Saturday and after meeting with the rest of the "hackers" I realised I wasn't alone in the programming realm. There were OTHERS! It was amazing to see a diverse range of brilliant scientists in such a small place. I was privileged to be aligned with four other great individuals from NEOS and Colorado School of Mines, Josh Poirier, Colton Kohnke, Katerina Gonzales and Elijah Thomas. Our project was originally a "1D MT and Gravity Inversion Android App" however other ideas thrown around were,
The Web lazy LAS Viewer and Modeller
Online Geophysical Feasibility modeller
EM Cloud API
After a round of voting with a close 3-4-3-0 split, the MT App was our winner and even better our team "Geophys Wiz" was born. Like many young people we were very idealistic and ambitious. We had a plan.
Build a 1D MT viewer in android
Integrate 1D magnetotelluric forward modelling
Build upon the forward modelling and enable users to invert their data (soooo close)
Integrate gravity inversion to determine depth to basement
A simple 4 step plan. Yes. The problem. No experience with Android, two days to learn it and somehow produce a working 1D inversion mobile phone app behemoth. We were on track, after day one we essentially had an APK which could load in [...]