Jennifer Tong

Jenny is a Developer Advocate on Firebase at Google. In this role she helps developers build realtime stuff on all sorts of platforms. Previously she worked in a wide variety of software roles from robotics at NASA, to developer advocacy for Google Glass. She is passionate about education, especially on the subjects of technology and science. If she's away from her laptop, she's probably skating around a roller derby track, or hanging from aerial silk.


PANOPTES: Open source planet discovery

June 3, 2016

Exoplanets are planets that orbit stars other than our sun. Until now, exoplanet discovery was the exclusive domain of professional scientists. PANOPTES, which combines inexpensive, off-the-shelf components with open source hardware and software to build a geographically dispersed array of small observing telescopes, brings exoplanet science to amateur astronomers and school students.