About Me

Hi. I'm Maxwell Pearl, or just Max.

I coded and worked on/with internet services full-time for 20+ years. I worked on projects in a wide variety of fields, but primarily in the sciences, education, and nonprofit/activist spaces. Out of necessity, as I've generally worked with smaller organizations and projects, I learned a lot of devOps and software architecture along the way. I was an open-source software advocate since Linux distributions came on piles of floppy disks in the mid-90s.

I have retired from for-pay technology work.

Now, I just tinker, and continue to contribute to open source projects and the like. I do hope to continue to blog here on occasion about what projects I'm engaged in.

My language preference is Python. I'm loving Pelican for static site development (this site uses Pelican,) and I have some Circuit Python projects going.

In the past I worked with Django for web and application development, Flask for API development. I also spent many years developing websites using Drupal, and WordPress, which are based on PHP. I don't really touch any of that stuff anymore, although I still might play with a Flask project or two at some point, because I like it.

In the remote past, I've coded using Java (10's), Perl (90's - 00's), Pascal (80's), C (80's), FORTRAN (80's), 8080 assembler (70's - 80's) and BASIC (70's - 80's) in reverse chronological order. Yes, I'm that old.

Here's the link the the rest of my other stuff, having nothing to do with technology.