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, 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 main reason is this: I have an extreme passion for not only technology, but the opportunities it presents. There are so many amazing and beneficial technologies that are just waiting to be created – and there are driven people out there ready to create them. People like you! However, we’re all temporarily limited by our current skillset, and the solution is to always work toward building a larger knowledgebase. 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 software development and our technological 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 place.

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