Boston International High School
Boston, MA

Gabriela Carrillo
Data Science Platform

Terra is a cloud-based platform that many scientists both at the Broad Institute and worldwide can use to store and analyze complex data and run simulations on a common system architecture. This is important, because it it allows scientists to write code for the analysis of complex genomic datasets on one machine, and have it run with no problems on a separate machine halfway across the world. Terra contains a large number of different computing environments that users can choose to provide the best fit for the code they are working on. Kelin’s project involved updating the user interface of Terra so that scientists running older software could more easily identify outdated legacy environments, so that they can plan their use of Terra accordingly. Working with her partner Adryanne, Kelin implemented a modern X.X.X versioning system for these legacy images, creating a more robust user interface. When speaking about her summer experience, Kelin expressed that "being a Broadie feels special, it feels like you belong to a big and amazing community that is very united. I got to know many different people, very brilliant each one of them in their unique ways." Kelin’s experience working on this software development project was extremely valuable: “I got to explore the field, and it made me consider a major in computer science in college!”