June 2, 2014
Data mining, analysis and visualization. Long term interests may include systems modelling and developing apps.
A healthy mix of both. I have a lot of gaps in my programming knowledge, so presentation-style meetings would help introduce me to some of the concepts that are otherwise unfamiliar. At the end of the day, I learn by doing, so having the motivation of a "hacking" meeting would be great, too, as well as the opportunity to see other's coding process.
I'm a Physics PhD (as of 6/26/14) with an interest in improving my programming ability, starting with Python and later moving into C++, Java and others.