Hi, I'm John Holbrook. I'm interested in educational robotics, computer programming, sailing, and Formula 1 — but not necessarily in that order.
Currently I'm an AmeriCorps member at the NASA Katherine Johnson IV&V Facility's Educator Resource Center, where I help to start new VRC and VIQC teams throughout West Virginia, organize and run robotics tournaments, plan and teach robotics summer camps, and otherwise contribute to the ERC's mission.
Before that, I was a student at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio from 2016-2020, where I studied Computer Science and helped run OU's student-run club sailing team. During my three years on the team's executive board, we drastically increased our recruitment of new and experienced sailors, (re)grew into a fully-fledged university club sport, and won our first regatta in over 10 years. When I wasn't studying or sailing, I spent a lot of my spare time volunteering at robotics events.
Before that, I grew up in Huntington, West Virginia and Orleans, Massachusetts, where I played with robots, learned to sail and race sailboats, got interested in programming, and took things apart, usually in a misguided attempt to fix them.
In my spare time, I like to read, listen to podcasts, and work on personal projects.
I have a nasty habit of taking too long to update the copyright date at the bottom of every page:
|2016||July 2||183 days|
|2017||February 26||56 days|
|2018||February 8||39 Days|
|2019||March 8||66 Days ☹️|
|2020||July 4||185 Days 😲|
|2021||January 17||17 days 😃|
Somehow I doubt I'll ever do better than 17 days - but I'll have to try in 2022.