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Computing asteroid coordinates? Don't reinvent that wheel!
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Also make sure your orbital data are current. Jupiter has a way of bending those ideal ellipses.
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The Institute for Concrete Turtle Studies is grateful for this recognition.
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photo courtesy of +Buddy Taylor 
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Two organizations which try to educate scientists in good programming practice are developing a competency test. I think the tasks are reasonable but should be allowed more than 1 hour.
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The day after I discover QWOP, the developer releases this.
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I briefly worked in a group which allowed a half day per week for this. Some really useful things got done that way.
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They may not be Cleopatra, but they're still queens of denial?
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"[Many scientists] are unaware of tools and practices that would allow them to write more reliable and maintainable code with less effort."
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Never thought I'd play this, now trying to get a grip on it.
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Great piece - I'd be interested in 'attempting' it.
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Have them in circles
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  • Parabon NanoLabs
    Software Engineer, 2013 - present
  • Dexter Community Orchestra
    Librarian, 2010 - 2013
  • University of Michigan
    Programmer, 2009 - 2013
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Geek for fun (classical music, astronomy) and profit (software engineering).