Everything open source
May 16–17, 2016: Training & Tutorials
May 18–19, 2016: Conference
Austin, TX
Wilfred Gee

Wilfred Gee
Student / Developer, Macquarie University / Project PANOPTES


Wilfred Gee is a software developer who was tired of making money and decided he wanted to make science instead. Pursuing a PhD in astronomy, Wilfred recently completed a bachelor’s degree in Astronomy from the University of Hawaii at Hilo, also obtaining a certificate in Women’s Studies and a minor in English. His previous bachelor’s degree was from the University of Utah in psychology with a minor in cognitive science. Wilfred is also a wannabe Shakespearean actor and, in his free time, likes to rappel down waterfalls.


5:10pm–5:50pm Thursday, 05/19/2016
In Real Life
Location: Ballroom B Level: Intermediate
Jennifer Tong (Google), Wilfred Gee (Macquarie University / Project PANOPTES)
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The search for planets outside our solar system has long been the exclusive domain of professional scientists with access to large observatories or expensive space telescopes. Jenny Tong and Wilfred Gee explain how PANOPTES combines off-the-shelf components with open source software to bring exoplanet discovery to the public. Come learn about PANOPTES's challenges, solutions, and discoveries. Read more.