My name is Tristan Damron. I am an educator currently living in Redlands, California.
I am interested in teaching and working with children, technical software documentation, free and open-source software (especially in education), creative coding, cartography, artistic applications of machine learning, computer history, computer science, political activism and service, ethics in computing, XR development, GIS analysis, art games, coffee, hiking, flight simulators, hockey (Go Ducks!), and video games as a communication medium and learning tool.
I have been teaching in various capacities since I was a senior in high school where I developed and taught lessons as a TA for our Intro to Computer Science class. From there, I spent a Summer volunteering as a CS Guru at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Portland teaching Google's CS First curriculum. Throughout my undergraduate degree program I was a tutor and TA for the computer science division at Western Oregon University. I graduated from Western Oregon University with a B.S. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Currently I am a technical writer at Esri where I write informative and helpful documentation for our software products. Prior to working at Esri, I was a lead remote instructor teaching and developing eLearning courses with iD Tech. I've also spent the better part of the 2019-20 school year volunteer teaching computer science at Brio College Prep in Los Angeles with Microsoft's TEALSK12 program.
In addition to teaching, I have also worked on a variety of projects across multiple tech subjects. I have arranged many of these projects in portfolios which can be found in the sidebar of this page.
I am an active member of URISA's GISCorps. I worked with Butte County to aid their disaster relief efforts after the devastating Camp Fire in 2018. I've also been active in tracking COVID-19 testing sites in San Bernardino County CA, Adams County PA, and York County PA.
If you would like to contact me for any reason, please feel free to send me an email here: TristanDamron31@gmail.com