Birds—from macaws to penguins, from shorebirds to albatrosses.
I am, in fact, a behavioural and evolutionary biologist.
I fell into Emacs
then Arch Linux
I am every day in awe of the open source community.
So I try to give back.
I became a Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry instructor,
a Sustainer on the RStudio Community forum1,
I answer a few questions on Stack Overflow2,
I participate in conversations on the rOpenSci forum3,
I contribute to open source projects, particularly the packages and books by Hadley Wickham4,
and I advocate for open source wherever and whenever possible.
I discuss neurobiology research and the lack of free will with nerdy friends,
I walk barefoot in incongruous places,
I rejoice about winter,
I track weather forecast and snow layers,
I play in powder in the mountains on backcountry skis.
My excited participation got me the “New User of the Month award” when I joined in April 2018. ↩︎
I received the “New User of the Month award” when I joined in October 2018. ↩︎
Examples of my contributions: Hadley Wickham’s book Advanced R and Stefan Milton Bache and Hadley’s magrittr package. ↩︎