Welcome to my site.
I am a software engineer currently working extensively with Python/Django. Previously, I worked with C++/Qt.
Interest: I am interested in any software challenge from architecture to implementation. Over the past 15 years, I have worked for:
- Open-source projects such as Debusine (a Freexian project), Chronojump and for schema-collaboration via a grant from Frictionless Data / Open Knowledge Foundation.
- A popular, commercial, reference manager, Mendeley Desktop (until 2019)
- Grant and project management, and a database of media files, used by researchers and management at the Swiss Polar Institute (until 2021)
- scientific polar expeditions, onboard of Arctic Century Expedition and Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition: data recording and management, intranet and communications (2016-17 and 2021)
More information in the software section.
In a nutshell: I enjoy any programming and especially (but not only!) working with researchers, science institutions, education and free/open-source projects.
My day-to-day GNU/Linux distribution is Debian which I have enjoyed using since version 2.2 Potato (2000), both on my desktop and my server(s) when possible. I used to use KDE but on an old laptop I started using LXDE and then migrated to LXDE on all my computers around 2010.
When I am not around a computer, I spend quite a lot of time hiking and cycling with Jen.