Continuing the developer roll call: I’m Jon Grasmeder (@gras most everywhere on the Interwebs).
My business card says I’m a Computer Geek. During the day, I am the Technical Architect of a High Performance Computing center. Currently I am doing advanced analytics (data science) on a large social media collection.
In the evenings, I have been teaching high school robotics for the past 17 years , competing in regional & global BotBall tournaments. I chose to compete in Botball tournaments (over FIRST) because Botball is totally autonomous and resource constrained.
I am likely one of the dinosaurs in this group. I got my EE degree in the 70s, then joined the Navy and flew jets off carriers until I retired in 1997.
As a pilot & technologist, it should come as no surprise that I am a big fan of Tesla cars. The autopilot in my latest Model S is not perfect, but it is a pretty good 90% solution.
Feel free to message me if you care to chat about robot competitions, Tesla, HPC, flying, etc.