I am with Janelia's Scientific Computing Software group. I develop code on the Janelia Workstation, in the realms of 3D graphics, GUI widgets and middle tier. My skills frequently involve me with challenges to make the most of limited desktop computer resources, to make a powerful user interface. However, I am also called upon to prepare the data that is ultimately rendered. As part of our team of developers, I work with highly-skilled folks, who all contribute to complex software in ways that build upon each other's strengths.
I believe in the mission of Janelia to further human knowledge of its own brain's inner workings, and I am proud of the contributions our software is aiding in visualizing the neural pathways of various organisms as steps in the growth of this endeavor.
When away from work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our two kids, and brushing up on things technical. I have been writing software for many years, and hold a Master's in Biotechnology and three Java certifications.