Hi, I'm Adam DeConinck.
I'm currently located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. I work in high-performance computing as a system administrator, supporting production supercomputing systems in a large research computing environment, as well as building and integrating new systems, and developing tools for making all of that easier.
My professional interests mostly revolve around the problems of building, understanding, and supporting large distributed computing systems in production. I'm especially interested in building systems which are useful for practicing scientists and engineers, and in building tools for monitoring these systems and understanding their behavior in real world conditions.
In the past I've done scientific research in physics and materials science, mostly involving the microfabrication and study of soft materials structures.
Outside of work, I'm mostly just a geek: I read a lot, I play a lot of board games, and I enjoy hanging out with my wife Leigh and our three cats. I've recently taken up curling, and I've been known to fence with an epee from time to time. I'm also a huge fan of Leigh's roller derby team in Albuquerque.