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Will Schroeder
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Attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Lived in nicosia, cyprus
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Eliminating software estimates? While I like the sound of this I'm not sure how it would work in practice. Certainly an intriguing idea....

"What does this actually look like? Zuill says that when a manager asks for an estimate up front, developers can ask right back, “Which feature is most important?”—then deliver a working prototype of that feature in two weeks. Deliver enough working code fast enough, with enough room for feedback and refinement, and the demand for estimates might well evaporate. "

https://medium.com/backchannel/estimates-we-don-t-need-no-stinking-estimates-dcbddccbd3d4
How a hashtag lit the nerdy world of project management aflame — or at least got it mildly worked up
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That's the cooperative approach ... don't tell too many people! This is the secret of Kitware's success :-)
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Lots of great new stuff to try.....
 
VTK 6.2.0.rc1 is out and ready to try! Please give it a whirl.
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Looks exciting.
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Remember to have plenty of fruit every day. Tangelo is part of a well-rounded data and analytics breakfast.
 
Why choose Tangelo? Find out in this +Kitware Source article! #opensourcesoftware  
Tangelo makes it easy to create modern, dynamic web applications
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We are up to our ears in snow in Maine. This is what I woke to this morning.
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We have had more snow in Newton too
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Purism Librem 15 is a laptop that is not free as in beer but it is instead free as in "absolutely free and open and uncontrolled by outside forces ensures..
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There are a lot of open source tools to contribute to....
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Here's a very cool story that involves open-source scientific computing tools in action (these are open-source systems that Kitware develops along with the OS community). Several of the images are from 3D Slicer, which in turn uses VTK, ITK, and CMake.

http://makezine.com/magazine/hands-on-health-care/

For further information, there's also the Kitware blog :
http://www.kitware.com/blog/home/post/823
When his wife was misdiagnosed, Michael Balzer used 3D printing and imaging to get her well
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If you like ITK here's your chance to say something nice....
 
Let the NLM know that ITK is important to you and your research!
The NLM is requesting input on the value and future needs of its programs, including the Insight Toolkit (ITK).   Please use the link below to share your thoughts and experiences with ITK.  Let the NLM know the impact that ITK is having! Some thoughts on I...
The NLM is requesting input on the value and future needs of its programs, including the Insight Toolkit (ITK).   Please use the link below to share your thoughts and experiences with ITK.  Let the NLM know that impact that I...
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Lots of ocean ice is forming offshore (in Frenchman's Bay/Gulf of Maine area - Susan sent this picture).  This does not happen too much in my experience.
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It'll certainly make kayaking more interesting....
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36 hours later the snow is just ending (but still blowing). It was a great storm! This is the edge of our deck, here the snow is about 2.5-3' deep.
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It snowed here for roughly 36 hours too.
Looks like 2 feet+ although a little difficult to say for sure because of the drifts.  Currently 13 oF with a  high of 24 oF and low of less than 5 oF predicted for the morning. The snow won't be melting anytime soon.
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You gotta wonder whether these beaver have HD TV in their lodges....
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This is an NIH proposal for long-term maintenance of 3D Slicer, an open-source, premiere medical computing and visualization tool using VTK, ITK, and CMake. If you can write a letter of support for the proposal it makes a big difference to the program managers and funding agencies. (We received 40+ letters of support for the VTK proposal that is just finishing its second year and making huge impacts on the system.)

http://slicer.org/

See also the National Alliance of Medical Image Computing na-mic.org.
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Building open source computational software
Introduction
I'm a computational scientist by training. Besides developing software (VTK), I love to write (especially poetry), exercise (hike, run, bike, kayak), and travel. My wife and I enjoy building and creating beautiful things (she's a landscape architect). I'm into home control systems and home building/remodeling.
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Two great kids and a amazingly talented, artistic wife; a beautiful home in Maine; an open source developer; co-founder of a great company Kitware.
Education
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Applied Math MS/PhD, 1980 - 1991
  • U. of Maryland
    Mechanical Engr., 1975 - 1980
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Will Willie William
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I pretend to be a CEO
Employment
  • Kitware
    President / CEO, 1998 - present
  • GE Research
    Computational Scientist, 1987 - 1998
  • GE Gas Turbine
    Engineer, 1980 - 1987
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nicosia, cyprus - frankfurt, germany - manila, philippines - rockville, md - college park, md - niskayuna, ny - bar harbor, me