πŸš€ What would you like to know about NASA JPL?

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I wrote a previous post on my experience working at NASA JPL. I wanted to do a follow up to answer any questions you have!

To help with this, I've also challenged myself to grab lunch with someone outside of my circles at least 2 times a week for the next month!


My experience here has been in exploratory data analysis and full stack web development. For questions that I can't answer, I'll defer to the people I meet with.

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Thanks for doing this AMA John!

I’m so used to thinking about web development and data analysis organized around building a product, where you can prioritize what to build based on how it would impact the user. How do you prioritize work when you’re organized around missions? Is there an equivalent to a product owner? Are there people you think of as your users?

More generally, I’m super curious about how the culture of JPL compares to tech companies or other places you’ve worked.

 

This is a bit late, but ...

  1. Does JPL do anything special when there are launches or major inflight milestones for missions?
  2. Related to question 1 whats the atmosphere like at JPL when a launch or significant inflight milestone is coming up soon?
  3. Do many JPL staff pursue Ph.D.'s when working at JPL?
  4. Do you get to visit other NASA facilities, and how often?
  5. How much of the work done as JPL is more play than work?
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Currently πŸš€ @NASA with a scheduled crash landing at @Microsoft

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