S6:E3 - What’s it like to code for NASA? (Jesslyn Tannady)
Jesslyn worked with NASA to build an app for astronauts. She and a small team used augmented reality to create a navigation tool, much like Google Maps for space. Building it meant learning new tools, even traveling to a volcano to test it out. But most of what she built, she learned on the job. She tells us how she did it, what she's learned about leveling up in a short amount of time, and how she got started on her coding journey.
- Hover (sponsor)
- Flatiron School (sponsor)
- Digital Ocean (sponsor)
- Google Map's augmented reality Street View mode (article)
- Global Game Jam
Jesslyn works at Ctrl-labs on technology that allows you to control computers and robots using your brain. In a past life, she organised hackathons (wellesleyhacks.org) and developed augmented reality navigation tools for Mars astronauts at NASA BASALT.