Hi! I am Jaan Tollander de Balsch, a computational scientist with a computer science and applied mathematics background. Professionally, I have installed, configured, and run software on high-performance computing environments, written technical documentation, and developed software packages for mathematical optimization models and simulation algorithms. I value well-tested and documented open-source software packages with clean interfaces that other developers can understand and use. I prefer working with Linux, command-line tools, and the Julia language.
On my website, I write articles related to computer science, applied mathematics, and productivity in knowledge work. For example, I have written articles about programming with the Julia language and how to use Markdown for scientific writing. Also, you can find more information about me on the website and my online resume if you want to read a summary of my work.
I also create videos on YouTube. My videos are typically related to my articles and projects. With the videos, I aim to present clear, step-by-step instructions for various technical tasks, such as making GitHub repositories citable with Zenodo or configuring semantic-release for a Julia package.