“Find the resolve to be innovative even though the consequences of failure are incredibly immense.”

What can we learn about innovation under pressure from the great inventors and explorers who took great risks to change the world? The answer: quite a lot. Jeff Norris, NASA Rocket Scientist came to KeenCon to share stories of invention while touching on the intertwining nature of vision, risk taking, and failure.

Jeff also had some fun with Keen IO during his talk! He uploaded 9 years worth of Mars Rover image data to Keen IO and created an awesome dashboard and this even cooler flipbook app.

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About Jeff Norris:

Dr. Jeff Norris is the Mission Operations Innovation Lead at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he leads a variety of projects focused on transformational advancement in systems for the control of spacecraft and robots. Jeff also founded and leads the JPL Ops Lab, an advanced facility for the design and development of mission-critical software and human-robot interaction technologies. Previously, he led the development of control tools for the Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity Mars Rover missions. Jeff was awarded the 2009 Lew Allen Award for Excellence and the 2004 NASA Software of the Year Award, NASA’s highest software honor. He received Bachelor’s and Masters degrees in Computer Science from MIT and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.