Hi! I'm an enthusiastic coder and I live for difficult challenges that have the potential to change the world. I specialize in software performance optimization and high-performance simulations, and I love to explore and advance each application domain. Check out Inventor IDE, my code editor project, and PwnOS, my not-nearly-so-successful operating system project.
Right now, I'm working at Side Effects Software, optimizing Houdini, a tool used in major motion pictures for special effects and animation. I've also worked at D-Wave Systems, researching and experimenting on quantum computers. For an internship, I worked at Microsoft in the Office group, and had a decidedly lousy time at Research In Motion in the Operating Systems group.
Last but not least, here's a link to my resume if you're interested. Please don't hesitate to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org@email@example.com@m.ail.com) if you'd like code samples or demos not included on the project pages, letters of recommendation, or even if you'd just like to chat about something I might be interested in. I've also got a blog at http://ndickson.wordpress.com/
Live long and rock on!