Clinton Dreisbach

Dad, programmer, game designer.


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Hi - I'm Clinton, and I'm a software developer in Durham, NC. I'm interested in data science and teaching others to program. I've worked with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, The Iron Yard, and RTI International, among others. My big passions are my kids, Python and Lisp, and making the world of programming a more welcoming and diverse place.

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A favorite development tool: direnv 2017-01-03

direnv has been the most useful tool in my software development repository in the last two years. It's a simple tool: it loads and unloads environment variables when you move into or out of a directory. It's fast, extensible, and never screws up, ...

A good year except for that one thing 2017-01-01

It is a weird feeling to have had, except for the election and dire existential fear, a pretty good 2016. On a personal level, one of the most important years of my life. I went from having a baby and a 4-year-old to having a very active and bright ...

My programming story, part 5 2016-08-14

After I graduated from high school, I went to college like many of my classmates. I decided to go to the University of Alabama in Huntsville because I could afford it and it was as far from home as I could get in the state of Alabama. It probably ...

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