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2014
Number of MVP Awards:
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Jamie

United States
NLP Engineer | Bioinformatician | F# | Python | Coffee Farmer

Biography

Jamie Dixon has been writing code for as long as he can remember and has been getting paid to do it since 1995. He was using C# and javascript almost exclusively until discovering F# and, more recently, Python. He has worked in a variety of industries and in a variety of roles: his most recent is as a technical lead for a natural language processing group and tech dev in an academic laboratory focusing on curing type one diabetes (T1D).  He has a passion for discovering overlooked gems in data sets and merging software engineering techniques to scientific computing. Jamie has a BSCS in Computer Science and a Masters in Public Health. He is the former Chair of his town's Information Services Advisory Board and is an outspoken advocate for Open Data.  He has a provisional patent for a functional rules engine and the author of Mastering .NET Machine Learning.   He blogs at jamessdixon.wordpress.com and can be found on Twitter @jamie_dixon.  

Jamie lives in Denver, CO with his wonderful wife Jill who is a sign language interpreter and will be really excited when his three children in college (Sonoma, Sawyer, and Sloan) get their stuff out of the basement.  Jamie and Jill are also the owners of a small coffee farm, "Elevation Farms" on Kona Hawaii, and are looking to spend more time there in the future.

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