Aperio Software Ltd.
Thomas Robitaille is the lead developer of the glue package for multi-dimensional linked data visualization, and is one of the coordinators and lead developers for the Astropy project. He obtained a PhD in Astrophysics from the University in St Andrews in 2008 and worked as a researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy. In 2016, he left research to work as a full-time scientific software developer, initially as a freelance consultant, and now as the co-founder of the scientific software development company Aperio Software. He taught a course entitled “Python for Scientists” at the University of Heidelberg for several years, and has given dozens of talks and tutorials about glue, the Astropy project, and open-source development in general.