Research: Designing the World Wide Telescope

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Hear from the architect of the World Wide Telescope discuss the challenges and opportunities in creating World Wide Telescope as a massively scalable software plus services application. Understand the scale of the data, the communities and capabilities of user generated content, and the rich client application and the service behind it.
  • Jonathan Fay
    Jonathan is a 15 year Microsoft veteran who focuses on studying the intersection of graphics/imaging and networks. He is currently the architect of Microsoft WorldWide Telescope. Jonathan is also an avid amateur astronomer and designed built his own automated domed observatory as well as helped develop the field of DSLR astrophotography. When he is not at work on WorldWide Telescope Jonathan tries keep up with his 5 children and explain to them the majesty of the stars.



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