About

I like to call myself a “scientific software engineer” and I’ve done work from mapping satellite observations of smoke from Siberian wildfires to assembling pipelines for Hubble data to building a modern web application. I used to work at the Space Telescope Science Institute where I worked on Python and C projects that support Hubble science. Before that I worked at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center where I wrote Python software to support atmospheric science research. I have degrees in aerospace engineering and astronomy.

I volunteer with Software Carpentry teaching Python and computing skills to scientists, engineers, and anyone else who will listen.

I like to take my camera everywhere and to get out of the city. I live in the Bay Area with my wife and son.

I shot my header image off of SR 120 in eastern California, near Mono Lake and Sage Hen Summit.

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One comment

  1. Hi Matt,

    Thanks for the help with the iPython notebook. It is a cool way to develop code as well document ideas that include plots

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