Ian Webster

Biography

Ian Webster is a software engineer at Google. Previously, he developed spacecraft avionics and ground control systems at Planetary Resources. In 2012, Ian created Asterank, a collection of computational tools and visualizations used to analyze asteroids and evaluate potential missions, acquired by Planetary Resources in 2013. Ian open-sourced the entire Asterank and other related work on space analysis with the goal of making aerospace more open to software engineers and hackers. Prior to working in space, Ian was a lead engineer at a startup acquired by Google. He holds a degree in computer science from Dartmouth College.

Open Source Bridge 2017

Proposals for this user

* Become a Rocket Scientist With Open Source

The new space industry is expanding rapidly, with huge opportunities for open-source contributions. This talk focuses on the case study of Asterank, software that makes space data easier to access and explore. Its analysis and visualization tools have been used in government, private industry, and schools. The project has made public space data more open and usable for millions of people.
Hacks 2017-03-17 19:14:05 +0000
Ian Webster

Open Source Bridge 2015

Proposals for this user

* Becoming a Rocket Scientist With Open Source

The new space industry is expanding rapidly, with huge opportunities for open-source contributions. This talk focuses on the case study of Asterank, software that makes space data easier to access and explore. Its analysis and visualization tools have been used in government, private industry, and schools. The project has made public space data more open and usable for millions of people.
Hacks 2015-02-03 01:41:56 +0000
Ian Webster