Just trying out the fancy new profile support. I am an open source software developer. I just joined the DAMA team at NSLS-II which is part of Brookhaven National Laboratory. What does that mean? I am employed to develop open source software that serves the X-ray beamline community at one of the brightest X-ray sources on the planet!
I am a physicist by training, completing a degree and Ph.D. in physics focusing on nanomaterial engineering. I used lots of materials characterization techniques including transmission electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, X-ray and neutron techniques (mainly diffraction and reflectometry) as an experimentalist before making the leap to software.
I love science and software, living in the space the two occupy. I blog, am active on social media, and love fast cars and motorbikes. I once gave a TEDx talk 'Open Up or Perish' shortly after my daughter was born that sums up my hopes for how we move science forward. Started out as a Google Summer of Code student, and now mentor/org admin.
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