April 12th, 2020 | 24 mins 50 secs
aliens, astronomy, astrophysics, carl sagan, coronal mass ejection, discovery, engineering, extraterrestrial, galaxy, generational project teams, golden records, happy science, heather, heliosheath, heliosphere, interstellar space, jupiter, jupiter broadcasting, jupiter extras, nasa, neptune, pale blue dot, planetary grand tour, research, saturn, scibyte, science, solar system, space, space exploration, technology, universal constants, universe, uranus, voyager, voyager 1, voyager 2
Heather, of SciByte fame, joins Chris and Wes to celebrate the incredible accomplishments and amazing resiliency of the Voyager probes.
February 21st, 2020 | 48 mins 42 secs
brunch with brent, bug report, canonical, cathedral and the bazaar, cern, cherrytree, coder, community, documentation, engineer, experimental, extras, free as in freedom, free software, free software foundation, fsf, gnome, gnome foundation, heather ellsworth, higg boson, high energy physics, interview podcast, jupiter broadcasting, librem 5, libreoffice, linux, open source, open source summit, physics, programmer, purism, research, snap, snapcraft, snapd, software engineer, ubuntu
Brent sits down with Heather Ellsworth, Software Engineer on Canonical's Ubuntu Desktop Team, a GNOME Foundation Member, and former Purism Librem 5 Documentation Engineer. We discuss her deep history in experimental high energy physics at CERN, the similarities and synergies between the sciences and software engineering, her love of documentation, her newly established maintainership of LibreOffice, and how empathy factors into good bug reporting.