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Brooks Mershon

N69KK Pitts S-1S Brooks Mershon

Software Engineer @ UNAVCO, working on neat Geodesy stuff.

Co-Owner, Boulder Pilot, LLC. Offering graphic design services specializing in aviation. Design for exterior vinyl application on aircraft exteriors. Logo design, and branding. Boulder Pilot also offers transition training, ferry pilot services, and experimental flight test consultation in Western North Carolina and the Rocky Mountain area.

Founder and President, EAA Chapter 1662 at Shiflet Field.

Competing in International Aerobatic Club contests throughout the US (mostly on the East Coast) in my Pitts S-1S. See my results here. Proudly sponsored by Ingenious Coffee Roasters on Main Street in Marion, NC.

→ Flight Instruction

→ My flying logbook

→ Flickr

→ YouTube

→ Reading

→ Résumé [PDF]

🆕 Projects

UNAVCO for Observable

See my latest work for UNAVCO on Observable.

# 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

In the news!

Brooks Mershon Bellanca Viking N6694V

FAA 4034486

EAA 1271516 (Flight Advisor)

IAC 440213

Own and operate Pitts S-1S and Bellanca Viking.


💻 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 - February, 2022 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