Peter James Row, Debugging Developer in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia
Peter James Row

Debugging Developer in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia

Member since June 26, 2014
Peter has 5 years of Python experience in a scientific research environment. He has also been coding for iOS for 1 year, and has made two personal apps on the App Store: a physics-based game using Cocos2D (the predecessor to SpriteKit) and an educational app.
Peter is now available for hire




Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia



Preferred Environment

Terminal, Unit, Subversion (SVN), Mercurial, Git, Linux, OS X

The most amazing... I've made is a Chinese flashcard app for iOS using spaced repetition, SQLite, asynchronous programming, and Python to build the datasets.


  • Developer

    2013 - 2014
    Indie Development
    • Developed and shipped a physics-based game using Cocos2D and Chipmunk Physics.
    • Developed and shipped a spaced repetition flashcard learning system for iOS.
    • Designed and created user interfaces using UIWebView, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
    • Created flashcard datasets using data mining techniques with Python.
    • Created web sites to market the app, integrating Google Analytics.
    • Reformatted public domain Chinese classic novels to allow users to learn words in context.
    • Added text to speech.
    • Used asynchronous techniques to improve database access.
    • Added C extension functions to SQLite.
    • Made extensive use of Unicode and Natural Language parsing / processing.
    Technologies: Data Mining, Unicode, Google Analytics, Python, Tornado, NGINX, SQL, Objective-C, iOS
  • Python Developer

    2005 - 2009
    Geoscience Australia
    • Ported an earthquake risk model simulator from MATLAB to Python, performed optimizations, and validated it against the original.
    • Added features to a Python shallow water tsunami model and added integration with a Fortran deep water model.
    • Maintained and extended scripts (using geospatial scripting) to build a catalogue of buildings in Australia.
    • Significantly improved the performance of the earthquake risk model by porting some functions to C++.
    • Developed unit tests, used version control, collaborated with team mates and other teams, created conversion scripts, and documentation.
    Technologies: NumPy, SciPy, Esri, MATLAB, Python


  • Laowai Pro

    Chinese Flashcard iOS app.

  • Solar Ruckus

    2D physics-based game with accelerator-based controls.


  • Languages

    Python, Objective-C, SQL, C, CSS, HTML
  • Other

    Tornado, Software Development, Debugging, Lean Development, Unicode, Data Mining, Unit
  • Frameworks

    Django, Knockout (Knockout.js), Chipmunk, Cocos2d
  • Libraries/APIs

    NumPy, SciPy, jQuery
  • Paradigms

    Asynchronous Programming, Unit Testing
  • Platforms

    MacOS, Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS
  • Storage

    SQLite, Redis, PostgreSQL
  • Tools

    MATLAB, Esri, NGINX, Google Analytics, Git, Mercurial, Subversion (SVN), Terminal


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Mathematics
    2001 - 2008
    Australian National University - Canberra

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