FlightPath Source Code Stored in Arctic Code Vault

FlightPath Source Code Stored in Arctic Code Vault

We're thrilled to announce that the official source code for our open-source advising system, FlightPath, has been stored in the Arctic Code Vault for all time!  Read more to find out all the details.

We should start by admitting it isn't just our program, FlightPath.  In fact, almost all of the open source projects currently hosted on the repository site GitHub share this honor.  In a blog post dated July 16 2020, GitHub revealed how the code was first transferred to a kind of high-tech microfilm called PiqlFilm.  The film contains the code in both machine-readable and human-readable formats, and consists of 21TB of data over 186 rolls.

FlightPath Source Code stored on piqlfilm in arctic code vaultAlso on each of the rolls of PiqlFilm are instructions in five different languages.  This is because the film is expected to last at least 1,000 years.

On July 8, the shipments of code were placed in a mine in Norway, hundreds of meters beneath permafrost, in a space designed to outlast global warming, wars, or any other calamities which might come our way.

We are beyond honored and thrilled to know that FlightPath has been included in this illustrious collection, alongside some of the finest open-source code in the world. 

It is truly exciting to know that it will still be there by the year 3020, ready to continue ensuring student success!