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Brooks Mershon

Steen Skybolt N23JG Brooks Mershon

Software Engineer at UNAVCO, working on neat Earth-science stuff.

Chief Pilot and a Brand Ambassador for Mile High Gliding at Boulder Airport.

Co-owner and pilot of Boulder Pilot, LLC, which offers transition training, ferry pilot services, and experimental flight test consultation based out of the Boulder/Denver area.

I currently own and operate a Pitts Special S-1S, competing in the Rocky Mountain Chapter 12 of the International Aerobatic Club.

→ Flight Instruction

→ Flickr

→ YouTube

→ Reading

→ Résumé [PDF]

🆕 Projects

# Grid Cycles Grid Cycles

# The Little Schemer Code The Little Schemer [code]

# From Mathematics to Generic Programming From Mathematics to Generic Programming

# Category Theory (self-study module) [Wiki] Category Theory

# SIGGRAPH 2016: A Wide-Eyed Account [PDF] [SRC] SIGGRAPH 2016 Report

# Hofstadter Sequences Hofstadter sequences

# Equidecomposability equidecompose

# Laplacian Mesh Editing laplacian-meshes

# Shape Descriptors shape-descriptors

# Procrustes Alignment of 3D Meshes procrustes-alignment

# Specular Reflections (Echo Simulator 2016) specular-reflections

# WikiBlocks [VIDEO] [SRC] wikiblocks

# Context Sensitive Label Placement nuclear-testing

# Reid’s Conservation Legacy nevada-wilderness

# 2015 Cy Young Tracker Cy Young Tracker

# Teaching Topology with Code [PDF] [SRC] topology-with-applications

# Flickr [Medium] Chain Fence and Spinning Can

🛩️ Aviation

Brooks Aviation Collage

FAA 4034486

EAA 1271516 (Flight Advisor)

IAC 440213


💻 Code

🌎 Publications

📜 Essays

selected entries

📚 Catalog

Books, essays, films and other resources I have found to be particularly great or enriching. Updated frequently.

📷 Camera

Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo.

🎓 Education

Duke University

BS in Computer Science

May 2016 Durham, NC

Cum. GPA: 3.74 / 4.0

Duke Cycling Team Member

New York University

Writers in New York 2014

🕔 Experience


Software Engineer III

April 2021 - Present Boulder, CO

Mile High Gliding

Chief Pilot and Brand Ambassador

April 2021 - Present Boulder, CO

Boulder Pilot, LLC

Co-Owner and Pilot

March 2020 - Present Boulder, CO

Mile High Gliding

Manager and Pilot

January 2018 - April 2021 Boulder, CO

Trimble SketchUp

Software Developer

July 2016 - January 2019 Boulder, CO

The Washington Post

Graphics Intern

June 2015 - August 2015 Washington, D.C.

Duke University Press

Books Editorial Intern

January 2015 - May 2015 Durham, NC


Software Engineering Intern

May 2013 - August 2013 San Francisco, CA