CIMMS at NSSL: Jeff Brogden

Jeff Brogden, Software Engineer

Jeff_Brogden

Background: M.S. Computer Science, Kansas State University (1991)
B.S. Computer Science, Kansas State University (1989)
Dodge City Community College (1986)

Experience: Jeff was born and raised in Dodge City, Kansas. After graduating from high school, he continued his studies at the local community college. A friend persuaded him to apply to Kansas State University in Manhattan, where he went on to earn both a bachelor’s and Master’s degree in computer science. This eventually led to a position with Halliburton Energy Services, where Jeff’s career began. With Halliburton, he developed software for real-time systems at their research facility in Duncan, Oklahoma. In November 1997, Jeff was offered a job in Norman with NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory through OU’s Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies.

What He Does: When Jeff was originally hired with NSSL, he worked on product decoding and user interface output for the Open Principal User Processor. Now, he works on the WDSS-II and Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor programs, providing support for the user interfaces, algorithms, and ingestors. Jeff was also instrumental in moving mPING onto a new server at the University of Oklahoma. He wrote a new android app for the project and is currently working on a new web display. He has done extensive work on a number of ingestors, including SIGMET, GRIB/GRIB2/RUC, NEXRAD Level II/III, and MesoNet, along with many more!

Trivia: Jeff enjoys spending time with his family. He has been married to his high school sweetheart for almost 28 years and they have two daughters, age 19 and 22. His favorite hobby is photography, which really took off when he completed a 365/Picture-A-Day Project in 2011. Jeff remains active in the community by volunteering his photography skills to help at-risk children through Teen Reach Adventure Camp. Feel free to contact Jeff (jeff.brogden@noaa.gov) for more information on how you can help too!