Archive of June 2009


Mon 29 Jun

What I'm up to this summer

I'm in Pasadena, CA (and the surrounding area) this summer working for NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab (who brought you hits such as Sprit and Opportunity, the Mars Exploration Rovers). I'm spending my time working with an awesome group in the OPSLab, which develops ground software for mission management of a variety of JPL and NASA projects. My task is to figure out how multitouch can be used to create awesome mission software. I'll be sure to update as I get some stuff to show.

But really, what am I doing this summer? Here's a short list.

  • Exploring Southern California. So far I've ridden the train around Los Angeles (Shaddi <3 Metro), explored the desert around California City and Edwards AFB, and spent some time at Point Dume near Malibu. Hopefully pictures sometime soonish.
  • Riding my bike. I like bikes but I'm starting to like them more and more. I have a sweet summer bike, a single speed Fuji. I ride it to and from Caltech (where I'm living) and JPL, and around town.
  • Hacking for fun and profit. Mostly just coding for fun outside of work, I'd like to learn more web programming and become facile with JQuery.
  • Mandolin. An awesome instrument that I'm finally fulfilling my dream of learning to play.
  • Staying active in mind, body, and spirit.

I may update this list as things come onto it or go away.

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