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.

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