About Toni

Toni Westbrook is the Deputy Director of Research Computing at the University of New Hampshire, a computational biologist, and founder of Synthetic Dreams. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from UNH and has over 20 years professional experience in the fields of software development and network administration, with particular focus on bioinformatics, data architecture (databases, data warehouses and interoperability), game development, Drupal, Active Directory, and VMware. By day he focuses on research computing facilitation, High Performance Computing (HPC), and informatics. By night his work in Synthetic Dreams ranges across many topics, from artificial intelligence and neural networks to game development and vintage computer connectivity. He lives in the fantastic little city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Personal Note: Thank you for visiting this blog and taking an interest. I created this blog for a number of reasons, but the biggest is my passion for computer science and the opportunities it presents. There are so many beneficial and creative technologies that are just waiting to be created – and there are amazing people out there ready to create them. People like you! However, we’re all temporarily limited by our current skill set. The solution is to help each other learn and achieve our goals. I’ve been lucky enough to work on a number of exciting projects and have gained some knowledge and experience along the way, and I want to share this with everyone as excited by our technology-driven future as I am. Whether you’re completely new to programming or a seasoned vet, I hope this site helps you out. By working together we can create some seriously awesome stuff and make the world a better and more beautiful place.

So take a look around, search for topics, and leave any questions or comments you have. If you’ve found this blog a valuable resource, please drop me a line and say hi! Thanks again!