Columbus, OHUSA 43215
February 15, 2013
I've been working with software, mostly in the graphic arts and printing industry, since 1989. I've worked at fortune 500s and two-guy startups. I've worn just about every hat (Dev, QA, PM, Manager, Tech Sales, Owner, and Janitor). Starting hacking PostScript as part of a desktop publishing QA job. That led to a long list of learning just enough of a bunch of languages (Forth, C, Pascal, Java, Perl, PHP) to get whatever job was at hand done, until I settled in with Python. Until a recent job change, I was encumbered from open source contribution, so I try to give back by helping out with the local Python user group, and the annual PyOhio conference.
In general, I'm always interested in learning a little about different languages, it often brings a different perspective to how you use your 'regular' ones. In general, my current project, although written in Python, communicates with a vertical open source project written in Java. Since Java and I are uneasy with each other, and Jython doesn't perform well, I'm interested in learning about other JVM languages. I'd like to have something in my toolkit that allows me to extend the Java application if needed.
Long time Python hacker, current co-organizer of COhPy and PyOhio. Just left the print/media space to start working in healthcare IT. Husband, father, occasional brewer and fisherman.