Greetings from West Michigan!

My name is Trevor Picard, and I’m an ex-astrophysicist who fell in love with computer science years ago, but only recently did I come out of the closet to start pursuing a professional career in data science and software development. I graduated from the University of Michigan in 2016, where I earned a B.S. in Astronomy & Astrophysics (with High Honors), a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Physics, and a Minor in Russian Language, Literature, and Culture. In 2018 I earned an M.S. in Astronomy from New Mexico State University.

I have extensive experience programming in a variety of languages, especially Python, C++, and Wolfram Mathematica. Throughout my scientific career I built scripts designed for astrophysical research applications, such as designing and optimizing data reduction pipelines for spectral and photometric observations, performing physics calculations, creating simulations to computationally test astrophysical theories, and much more. In addition, I have dabbled in HTML and CSS to create a centralized course website as a one-stop-shop for all of my students’ coursework needs.

The reason I joined Codecademy was for the specialized courses in niche topics that interest me, and to follow career development paths to discover which career trajectory best suits my skills and interests. I’ve sharpened my Bash scripting skills, powered my way through learning SQLite, and I’m toward the tail end of learning JavaScript, with specific JS frameworks to follow.

Want to network? Do you need help, or would you like to offer help? Don’t hesitate to reach out to me! :sunglasses: