July 26-28 at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, California

Speaker

Amanda Stiles

Amanda Stiles has wide-ranging experience in both the space industry and in web/online community development. Amanda began her career in Mission Operations for the Space Shuttle program, performing a variety of jobs including training astronauts and scripting simulation scenarios related to Shuttle propulsion and guidance systems. She has also worked on flight software for the NASA lunar spacecraft called LADEE, based out of NASA's Ames Research Center. Throughout her time at NASA, she was involved in several participatory exploration initiatives dedicated to getting the public more involved with NASA's missions. Over the past 10 years, she has also done extensive web work, including managing and building websites for the California Space Education and Workforce Institute and the Conrad Foundation. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Science in Aero/Astronautical Engineering from the University of Washington and a Master of Science in Space Management from the International Space University. She has worked at the X PRIZE Foundation for the past 3 years, contributing work to several prizes including the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander X Challenge and the Progressive Automotive X PRIZE. She is currently the Technical Operations Manager for the Google Lunar X PRIZE.
Amanda Stiles
Technical Operations Manager, Google Lunar X PRIZE