Well, it’s been a while since I posted to my blog — this seems to happen when i start a new job. At the end of last year, I joined DigitalGlobe as their Director, Software Engineering running their office in Walnut Creek. DigitalGlobe is the world’s leading provider of high resolution commercial imagery and the only company operating a constellation of sub-meter commercial imaging satellites. You probably have recogized some of DigitalGlobe’s imagery within Google Earth and Google Maps. Here is a link of my old home in Connectitcut with some of our imagery. The lake labeled Candee’s Pond which resides on our property was actually renamed “Renato’s Lake” when I was 8 years old. I guess the town had not updated their records yet.
In more recent events, DigitalGlobe satellites captured the North Korean rocket launch in mid-flight. Here is a large image and here is a large overview image, both of them available on the company website.
I would tell write about what I’m working on but I would need to kill you. In all seriousness, its probably one of the most unique challenges I’ve ever faced building software and wow, is it cool stuff. You’ll hear more about it in the coming months.