Inspiring kids by thinking big in space

The audio quality is shockingly bad in this video. This was on Feb 18th, at Ignite-DC.  I’d like to do a new spin on this talk soon. This is an Ignite talk. If you’re not familiar with Ignite, the talks are all EXACTLY 5 mins. You get 20 slides that auto advance every 15 seconds.Continue reading “Inspiring kids by thinking big in space”

Don’t wait for an expert to tell you what you already know

I spent much of my day yesterday at the doctor.  About a week ago, I pulled a tick off of my leg and now there’s a rash.  Yup, Lyme disease.  Awesome.  Gave me some antibiotics and now they are going to watch me closely. This post is not about that… While I was waiting toContinue reading “Don’t wait for an expert to tell you what you already know”

Jumping in with both feet: An Open Source NASA Android app

I’ve long been a lover of Open Source.  Both from a philosophical point of view, and a quality of software point of view.  When I got serious about Linux in the 1990’s, I spent a lot of time contributing back to the community.  As time has gone by, I’ve been giving back less and less. In 2010,Continue reading “Jumping in with both feet: An Open Source NASA Android app”