My name is Daniel Arndt. I grew up across Canada (in a military family), from Nova Scotia to British Columbia, and wouldn’t have it any other way. After having the chance to see Canada, I call Halifax home.
As one of the earlier adopters of the up and coming popular hit, “The Internet”, I began teaching myself about how computers worked — and how I could use them to accomplish my goals — when I was very young. My story as a computer science professional begins when I was about 11 years old. Looking back now, I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I opened up a hex editor to reverse engineer a Gameboy game I was playing.
Fast forward many years, I graduated with my Bachelor’s of Computer Science in May 2010.
In August 2012, I graduated from Dalhousie University with my Master of Computer Science degree. My thesis investigated the use of genetic programs for network traffic analysis.
I now work full-time as an Android and back-end server software developer.
I’m an extremely relaxed person. I’m frequently recognized as somebody who believes, above all else, in living life for what it is. Always content, I refuse to ignore the bad things in life, but I encourage people to be happy with what they have. I believe the good will come naturally. The constant battle for “more”, which most people live, in tires me to watch. I’d rather sit and watch the ocean (something I do almost daily) or hike to the top of a hill to enjoy the landscape. I’d rather sit for a pint with a couple people I enjoy than always be in pursuit of something “exciting”. I’m very rarely unhappy with the way things are in my own life — not because they’re perfect — because I deal with the things that I can change. I let the rest go. I’m dependent on others, and I’m happy to admit it. I rely on those close to me because I know they will always be able to help me in ways I can’t help myself.
I have many interests, the most consistent of these are artificial intelligence, and open source software. To stray away from computers a bit, I am an avid hiker, particularly interested in multi-day back country trips, and enjoy reading about history and cognitive psychology.
Last updated: 14 Jan 2013