My name is Tristan Damron. I am a computer science teacher from Portland, OR currently living in Los Angeles.
I am interested in teaching and working with children, free and open-source software (especially in education), 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. All through college I was a tutor and TA for the computer science division at Western Oregon University. I will be graduating from there in June 2019 with a B.S. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Currently, I am working as a lead remote instructor teaching computer science with iD Tech.
In addition to teaching, I have also worked on a variety of projects across multiple tech subjects. Many of these projects I have arranged 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.
If you would like to contact me for any reason, please feel free to send me an email here: TristanDamron31@gmail.com