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ECHELON: The vanguard of next generation technical software

In September 1980, interest rates hovered around 12%, movie audiences were still reeling from the revelation that Darth Vader was Luke’s father, the first personal computers were hitting the market and I was about to enter MIT as a freshman in the Aeronautics/Astronautics department. Computers were pathetically slow and cumbersome beasts in the early 80s. … Continue reading

Advice for Job Seekers

I receive a lot of resumes at SRT, especially so in the last several months…typically a few  a week even when I don’t have an active post and about 20 a week when I do.  As a service to those seeking jobs in this economy, in particular those seeking highly technical positions I thought I’d … Continue reading

The Skills Gap in Computational Science

I’ve become a fan of the show Mad Men. What I like most about the series is the faithful depiction of life in the 1960’s, in many ways simpler times especially with respect to technology. The fashions, the styles, the furniture all evoke distant latent memories from my childhood. Thank you Don Draper for teaching … Continue reading

Engineers and Physicists

I was seven when men landed on the moon. My parents woke me up to see it on TV. The Apollo 11 landing and the following moon missions made such an impression on my generation of young nerds that many of us resolved ourselves to careers in the space program. The only question for me … Continue reading