October 14, 2016 - University of Washington hosted a meeting of the managers of Data Management software teams last week. The group focused on finalizing definitions of work packages and cost estimation needed for the upcoming baseline change request related to the DM replan. Shown in the picture, with their “special” cake baked by LSST Project Scientist Zeljko Ivezic, are (L-R front row) S. Krughoff, X. Wu, and J. Becla. Behind them (L-R) are F. Economou, Fritz Mueller, K.T. Lim, J. Swinbank, and LSST Project Controls Specialist K. Long.
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