I grew up in Yorkshire, UK and always had an interest in space.
I was lucky enough to be taught by Colin Rourke, when studying mathematics at Warwick some 40 years ago.
After graduating I worked with computers for all my career, using python and linux almost exclusively since 2000.
This included a period of many years living and working in Dublin, when I first discovered the python world.
My interest in space-time has been rekindled by Colin Rourke's work, after many years of assuming astronomy only had minor details to work out.
I am now semi-retired, teaching skiing in the winter and do some python mentoring as well.
I write code to help me explore the universe.
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- Retired part time ski instructor studying the universe at home