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JasonMc92

Game Developer, Off-Road Programmer, Linux Advocate, Open Source Enthusiast, Reluctant IT

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My name is Jason C. McDonald. I am the CEO and Lead Developer at MousePaw Games. Our mission is to create educational software for use in schools and at home, that entertain and engage kids of all learning styles, even those with disabilities. (Connect with me on LinkedIn)

I am the creator and primary developer of Ratscript, an open-source programming language at MousePaw Games. I also maintain our company's servers and website.

On StackOverflow, I'm usually found on the [c++] tag or somewhere deep in the review queues, so you'll probably spot me when you least expect me.

I am an author, and I write and speak on the subject of programming - most recently, "A Field Guide to Common Nerds." I tutor math and computer science, and train my company's employees in C++, design practices, game development, and various other technologies.

Aside from programming, I am a fiction author, a writing coach, and pianist, guitarist, and composer. You can find that side of me here.

Languages:

  • C++
  • C
  • Python
  • Bash (Debian)
  • Javascript
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP (minimal)

Libraries:

  • gtkmm
  • PyGTK/PyGObject
  • ICU
  • libsigc++

Platform:

  • GCC
  • Ubuntu 14.04/15.04
  • Valgrind

Tools:

  • Code::Blocks
  • NINJA-IDE
  • VIM
  • Terminator
  • Geany

Operating System Experience:

10+ years computer repair and advanced virus removal experience. I am a Linux advocate, and I install it for hire and train people how to use it.

  • Windows 98
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8/8.1
  • Mac OS 10.4 - 10.8
  • Debian Jessie
  • Ubuntu 12.04-15.10
  • Linux Mint 17
  • VirtualBox

IT Experience:

  • LAMP Servers
  • Cpanel
  • Web design and maintenance

Former Technologies:

  • Adobe Flash Professional CS6 (Dec 2012 - Dec 2014)
  • ActionScript 3.0 (Dec 2012 - Dec 2014)
  • VBScript (Jun 2010 - Oct 2010)
  • Visual Basic 2010 (Oct 2010 - Dec 2010)
  • Visual C++ 2012 (Jan 2013 - May 2013)

Non-Coding Technologies

  • LibreOffice
  • GIMP
  • Inkscape
  • Krita
  • Audacity
  • LMMS
  • Hydrogen
  • Kdenlive
  • DVD Styler
  • Synfig Studio (minimal)
  • Blender (minimal)

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