Ken Herner
DUNE Computing and Software
Fermilab, United States

DUNE is pretty young in its life cycle, so that was kind of a chance for me to get in early on computing, and make sure we have good systems in place, as opposed to ignoring it until it gets close to real data taking. My computing work for DUNE reminds me in a way of my home gardening because there’s work to be done from the start – but a little work early on means a lot less work later. The previous home owners had a swimming pool, which they took out before we bought. We decided to plant a garden there instead of staring at a bare patch of dirt. We have zucchini, cauliflower, then we’ve got tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers… We eat as much of it as we can, until it goes bad, or we run out. We actually had to give some of it away last year because we grew too much!