Neil Dickson

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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.

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 ( 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

Live long and rock on!
-Neil Dickson