On the Metal
Star Simpson

18 January 2021

Tree node iconBryan Cantrill
Tree node iconJessie Frazelle
Tree node iconSteve Tuck
00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Show notes

On this episode of On the Metal, we interview Star Simpson: autonomous aviation visionary, insatiably curious engineer, and relentless optimizer. Join us as we learn how a pirated C++ compiler at an impressionable age pushed Star towards electronics, how a friend jockeying for Hacker News karma landed her work on late-night TV – and why you definitely didn't want to be a test pilot on the Piasecki PA-97. And if you find yourself hankering for a good read, you're in luck: this episode ends with a flurry of book recommendations sure to sate your inner aviation buff.