Meet the Team – Chad!

Welcome to this week’s edition of “Meet the Team”!

Every Monday (approximately), we will be highlighting a member of the Icefin team with seven very serious questions.  This week we have Chad, our sous-vide wunderkind and software guru!

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This is not Chad’s standard attire. Typically you can find him in shorts and Chacos with a computer. (Credit: Justin Lawrence)

Who are you?

I write software for Icefin!

Bagels or donuts?


What onesie are you bringing to the field next season?

An orca onesie. Orcas are the best.


Orca are amazing. And terrifying. (Credit: Dave Ellifrit, Center for Whale Research) 

If you could have one thing to have an endless supply of, what would it be?


Title your autobiography.

High Tech in Rural Georiga: Advancing Southern Economic Forces by Leveraging Tradition and Emerging Technologies

How do penguins make you feel?

Warm and fuzzy, extremely happy.

What kind of penguin are you?

A derpy little Adelie.

What is your favorite Antarctican vehicle?


What is your favorite picture from the 2017 field season and why?

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Dan as Léon, from Léon the Professional. (Credit: Justin Lawrence)

Life in Antarctica is strange. The weather is crazy, the constant sunlight messes with your head, and working on Icefin is always very challenging. That being said, the people are strange-er (in so many wonderful ways). This picture is from a photo shoot Dan and Justin did when they were bored one day. I think it is hilarious and captures some of the unique weirdness of McMurdo.


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