Shawn Cheeks is from War, WV. He is a junior at Marshall University in Huntington, WV, majoring in computer science and applied math with a minor in meteorology. He plans to continue on to graduate school to eventually earn a PhD in atmospheric science.
Shawn spent the summer of 2013 working with Program Center developers and developing a prototype mobile application to display data from the THREDDS Data Server NetCDF Subset Service. His internship wrapped up on the 2nd of August 2013, and before heading home he gave Program Center staff a short seminar on what he had learned in creating an Android app.
Shawn had this to say about his project:
As far as my project here, I developed an Android application that creates a NetCDF Subset Service data request. Specifically, the app makes requests from the GFS CONUS 80km model and plots time series charts of a variable chosen by the user. It is currently limited to the GFS CONUS 80km model, but part of my intention was to get a working proof of concept. The code I wrote to handle the single model can be expanded to include multiple models, allowing the app to access more of the NCSS data. Although it is currently limited in scope, I hope that the proof of concept provided by my app will allow Unidata to venture deeper into the mobile application world.
You can read more in Shawn's farewell blog post.