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flickertail

Member Since 6 Jul 2008
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About Me

I am currently the Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Manager for the University of North Dakota where I direct the university's high performance computing (HPC - aka supercomputer) and big data activities.

 

In a previous life, I was the Computer Visualization Manager for the Archaeology Technologies Laboratory at North Dakota State University where I earned my masters in Social Science with an emphasis in Anthropology, built Java3D/X3D educational software, built a robust X3D file format exporter (known as RawKee) for Autodesk's Maya 3D Animation and Special Effects software, served as the Technical Director for the On-A-Slant Virtual Village stereoscopic 3D documentary on the abandoned Mandan On-A-Slant village located at Fort Abraham State Park in south central North Dakota, and did many other crazy things with 3D laser scanning software.

 

My masters thesis topic focused on the use of 3D laser scanners for creating digital representations of hominid cranial casts.

 

Over the years I have worked with all kinds of programming languages from Atari 2600 assembly (obviously) to Python, PHP, HTML, JSON, Javascript, Java, Java3D, VRML, X3D, C#, C++, and MEL Script... just to name a few. I also am somewhat handy with Unity and Maya, but I am no artist... just a programmer and technician.

 

I am a jack of many things, and really a master of none.

 

 


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