About

Hey y’all. I’m Jim Witschey, a Graduate Research Assistant and Ph.D. student in Computer Science at North Carolina State University. I work with Emerson Murphy-Hill in the Developer Liberation Front. I got my B.A. in Music from the University of Virginia in 2011.

I care a lot about great software development tools. We programmers make a lot of mistakes and create a lot of buggy software when we don’t have to, and I believe that simple and composable tools that communicate and tolerate errors well can help us do better. In my free time, I like to learn new programming languages and paradigms. Join a team with me on exercism.io!

I consider myself an intermediate Python developer. Check out my code on GitHub. It’s not very exciting right now — I only got into the swing of writing software with other people in Summer 2014, when I did an internship at the Center for Open Science. Check out my résumé if you want a quick overview of my work experience, and ask me if you’d like my full CV.

photo: Erin Braswell