I’m Judy Hertz and I have more than 30 years’ progressive, hands-on experience with just about every aspect of information and Internet technologies — with a focus on projects involving climate data.

After sitting for my 100-ton U.S. Coast Guard Ocean Operator (captain’s) license, my Series 7 National Association of Securities Dealers exam and working as an IT Project and UNIX Systems manager at NASA Headquarters, I founded Riotsystems in 1996 when I began freelancing.


Currently obsessed with cello lessons (from Kevin Phillip Jones) and training with Udacity (Python and Data Science) and Duolingo (French).


A few of my favorite projects

Skills below are filterable

Hadoop Framework Projects for NASA GSFC’s NCCS

Hadoop Framework Projects for NASA GSFC’s NCCS

Proof-of-concept Cloudera Hadoop application stack projects for the NCCS using MERRA data.

Engineering Systems Manager for Kabira Technologies

Engineering Systems Manager for Kabira Technologies

I built and managed the development environments for engineering systems applications.

Ontology Abetting and UI Design for NASA GSFC’s CISTO

Ontology Abetting and UI Design for NASA GSFC’s CISTO

Custom climate ontology projects to help streamline variable conversion from MERRA and TRMM to the ESGF.

ERBE Digitization for NASA LaRC

ERBE Digitization for NASA LaRC

This project focused on the long-term preservation of ERBE’s pre-digital narrative materials.

Aviation IT Report for JPDO/NASA LaRC

Aviation IT Report for JPDO/NASA LaRC

A study commissioned by the JPDO and NASA LaRC to characterize the state of aviation IT.

CERES Datasets in RDF with Climate Ontology for NASA/Cray

CERES Datasets in RDF with Climate Ontology for NASA/Cray

NASA and Cray teams tested CERES datasets in RDF as a proof-of-concept project in this pre-Hadoop Big Data project.

OPeNDAP Prototype for NASA LaRC

OPeNDAP Prototype for NASA LaRC

A prototype of Open Source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol (OPeNDAP).

UI Design and Web Development for AARP

UI Design and Web Development for AARP

UI design and web development for the AARP Bulletin magazine website redesign.

My new favorite xkcd

PS. to Dennis: Java rocks more, of course.

Credit: xkcd


A few of my favorite clients

Information Technology Coalition Inc
Alexandria, VA, under contract to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

Lingua Logica LLC
Denver, Co.

AARP
Washington, D.C.

Computer Sciences Corp
El Segundo, CA, under contract to NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC), Hampton, VA.

Science Applications International Corp
San Diego, CA, under contract to NASA LaRC, Hampton, VA.

Science Systems and Applications Inc
Lanham, MD, under contract to NASA LaRC, Hampton, VA.

Kelly, Anderson & Associates
Alexandria, VA under contract to NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

Kabira Technologies, Inc (now TIBCO)
Palo Alto, CA.


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