I started out as a physicist, but more recently I’ve been working as a freelance programmer and data analyst. I’ve worked in programming-centred jobs for a little less than 30 years, in fields as diverse as climate model development, programming language tools, and sonar (naval and scientific). I’ve also spent a lot of time thinking about effective scientific data visualisation: there’s a portfolio of selected images here.
I have a sort of programming bio here, and here’s my CV.
I now work as an independent software developer and data analyst. You might be interested in hiring me.
Things I’ve been paid money for
Climate & vegetation modelling
Applied dynamical systems
Machine learning & dimensionality reduction
Scientific data analysis
Naval sonar performance analysis
Scientific sonar data analysis and interfacing
Distributed applications & low-level network programming
Programming language tools
Atmospheric radiative transfer
Other things I know about
Functional programming (especially Haskell)
Other LISPs (Common Lisp, Clojure)
Metalworking & workshop engineering
Mechanical design (AutoCAD)
Forth, some DSP assembler