I’m George. I’m a software engineer, recovering economist, and occasional teacher. I have interest in a variety of topics in computing, economics, and politics.
In particular, I’m interested in evolutionary computation, simulation, unique and different programming languages, and software quality.
In the past I studied and taught economics. My MA thesis consisted of econometric estimates of the informal economy in Latin America. It also included a chapter comparing different methods using Chile as a case study, which was interesting given its dramatic currency history. I’m one of the weirdos behind The Economics of Seinfeld. My undergraduate degree is in Political Science and, while I probably haven’t “used” the degree in the normal sense, I feel that the experience vastly improved my life.
I studied abroad twice in college (summer school in both cases), once in Latvia, at Vidzeme University-College and once in Estonia, at Tartu University. The Baltic countries are wonderful, I highly recommend a visit.
A while back I lived in Santiago, Chile, where a friend and I participated in Startup Chile.
Right now I live in Montana.
I enjoy hiking, camping, and cycling with my girlfriend in my free time. We plan to take up mountain biking as well, provided we can find room to store more bikes. One of these winters we’re also going to work up the courage to go skiing on real mountains. Maybe. I am also the proud papa of a wonderful little black cat named Nutma.