Richard Jones

If you're wondering who I am, here's a dry but up-to-date resume.

In a nutshell, I'm a software developer living in Melbourne, Victoria 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 eKit.com (a telecommunications service provider for travellers) with over a decade of 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 and have developed Web-based content management, user interfaces and support systems for Common Ground, a Publisher and Conference Manager, eKit.com, 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 run the bi-annual PyWeek Game Programming Challenge (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 am on the committee for PyCon Australia, organising the program, volunteers and running publicity. 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://pgp.mit.edu with the short keyid 41C6E930. I've taken to signing Roundup releases these days, so this key might actually be useful :)

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

My Amazon wishlist :)

... Richard Jones, 2014-04-09T11:00:38 (this content uses hCard)