Anastasia Alexov

Anastasia has worked on Chandra at CfA, HST at ESO, Spitzer at IPAC/IRSA, LOFAR at UvA/ASTRON, HST & JWST at STScI and is now working for the DKIST project at the NSO. Anastasia's background is software development for astronomy, ranging from design, implementation, testing to release engineering. She has been a team lead, co-deputy of the JWST data management software effort and is now managing science operations on the DKIST telescope (in Maui).

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Affiliation – National Solar Observatory Position – DKIST Science Operations Manager Homepage –


Lessons Learned regarding Software Tools used during the 1st DKIST Proposal Call”

The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope's (DKIST) first Call for Proposals was open from May 15, 2020 through August 14, 2020. We will present the software tools used during the proposing phase focusing on: Amazon Web Services for the Proposal Tools Web Interface, Atlassian's Jira Service Desk for the Help Desk and Confluence for the Knowledgebase, as well as Google Forms for surveying Proposers, and Slack for quick communication and troubleshooting amongst team members. We will discuss what software services and tools worked well for our purposed process and where improvements could be made. Furthermore, we will present some software-related lessons learned based on initial feedback from participants in the Proposal Call.