Richard Jones

Hi! I'm a software developer living in Melbourne, Australia. I have a daughter Abigail and live in a quiet, green and hilly suburb which is about 20 minutes' drive from the city.

I like playing video games a lot, board games (like those found at board game geek) and role-playing games.

I'm a software developer for Biarri Rail with a very long professional career's broad experience working with multiple languages (though focusing on Python these days) and tools in 3d graphics, backend systems, web-based management systems, data archive, metadata systems, business systems, e-commerce and communications. I have previously been lead OpenGL developer for Bluebox Devices, OpenStack developer for Rackspace, and have developed Web-based content management, user interfaces and support systems for Common Ground, a Publisher and Conference Manager,, and Bizar Software.

I was an early adopter of the World Wide Web, implementing the Bureau of Meteorology's website in the early 1990s. I'm also very active in Open Source communities, developing several software systems (eg Roundup Issue Tracker and others) that are widely used, and contributing to the core Python and OpenGL-based technologies that I use at the day job.

I created and ran the bi-annual PyWeek Game Programming Challenge for many years (and occasional off-season mini challenges like pygame.draw). I used to also run and compete in LD48 challenges but I prefer the PyWeek format.

I have chaired PyCon Australia (2016/2017) and enthusiastically attend when I'm not running it. I've previously run the program committee for the Open Source Developers' Conference. I've given a fair number of presentations

My GPG public key as pubkey.asc. You can find my latest key at x-hkp:// with the short keyid 41C6E930.

Books I have read in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010. I read books in 2009 but forgot to list them.

My Amazon wishlist :)

... Richard Jones, 2020-01-22T03:22:08