Hi! I’m Nathan Daly, a software engineer, and sometimes an actor, living in Providence, RI. I worked at Google for 3 years, mostly on the google.com search engine. After that, I co-founded a startup that provides recruiting and training for solar panel installers.

A fun fact about me is: I’m terrified about Climate Change. But I’m also inspired by its challenge. I like solving problems, and I’m good at it, and I want to apply that towards tackling the climate crisis: energy, the grid, transportation, politics—whatever it takes.

Publications


Presented at JuliaCon 2018 about my package ApplicationBuilder.jl: “Building Julia Apps and So Can You!: Compiling and distributing desktop applications written in Julia”. (Youtube link)

Current Interests

Julia lang I’m super excited about the future of the Julia Language! I attended JuliaCon 2017 in Berkeley, and am looking forward to JuliaCon 2018 in London!

It was actually the essay I linked above, worrydream.com/ClimateChange by Brett Victor, that first introduced me to Julia and motivated me to contribute! Since then, I’ve found an incredibly inviting and intelligent community, and an exciting language for numerical computing, machine learning, and more!

Good science and engineering will be critical to our future. Helping to build Julia is a small part of changing science and engineering tools for the better.

These days, I’m working on an Application Builder toolchain so you can build, distribute, and sell Apps written entirely in Julia.

Mandarin language (汉语) I’ve been studying Mandarin Chinese since 2011. I would say I’m conversational. Learning any language is a big commitment, but I love the challenge and the chance to learn more about Chinese culture! For other learners out there, I really love the audio lessons on chinesepod.com!

Making Games I’m making games! Check out my games page: nhdalyMadeThis

Archive
Some things from a while back...

Random From Distributions Unity Package
(March 2014)

Random From Distributions I made this small Unity package, which provides functions for generating random numbers from various statistical distributions (normal, linear, exponential, etc). I’ve been surprised and pleased with how much people like it! 😊
Unity Store link: https://www.assetstore.unity3d.com/#/content/15873

Other old stuff! See the portfolio page from my old University of Michigan site:
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~nathdaly/Site/Portfolio.html

Resume

You can download my resume: here