I'm a wildlife ecologist with interests in a range of technology. I use camera traps and audio recorders, try to manage the piles of data these things bring in and keep track of it in databases. As an ecologist I use R programming language for statistical analysis a lot, but will also use Python for GIS tasks and file manipulations. I'm also keen on the Raspberry Pi and I'm trying to get into microcontrollers like Arduino.
I spent a lot of my childhood searching for orchids or collecting bird and frog calls around the Australia with my family. I also spent a lot of time trying to get old computers to work, which teaches you a lot about troubleshooting electronics and software. I had a great toy called "Dick Smith Fun Way Into Electronics" which was a kit of electronic components and a book that showed you how to build simple circuits to flash lights or make different beep noises.
I think we all have those moments where we think 'wouldn't it be great if I had a device that does...' but don't have all the means to put it together from the intial idea to a finished device. I look forward to making some things together here on WilldLabs.