For this mini-season on coding, Slate’s own Greg Lavallee is talking to the people who write the software that makes your digital life possible. In this episode, Greg speaks to Adam Michaels, a coder at Omitron, a company contracted by NASA. Adam writes code that tracks million dollar satellites throughout time and space (literally). Adam talks about what’s it’s like to have that much responsibility as a coder, how you even share coordinates for where a satellite will be at a certain time and why a mistake in his code has unthinkably major consequences.Omitron’s Job Openings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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