Stephen Komae

software engineer.

I have a bachelor of science in Computer Science from Stony Brook University and an associate of the arts from Bard College.

I am most interested in human-computer interaction, usability, and the user experience.

I have experience in: Ajax, bash, BASIC, C, C++, HTML, Java, JavaScript, jQuery, JSON, LOGO, MIPS assembly, MySQL, Perl, PHP, Python, Scheme, XHTML, XML.

I am currently learning: Cocoa Touch, Python, Objective-C.

I am familiar with: Linux (CentOS, Debian, Gentoo, Mandriva, RHEL, Slackware, Ubuntu), Solaris, OS X, Windows.

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web developer.

I develop lightweight, user-friendly web applications that conform to web standards. Usability is considered as important as functionality.

Long Island History Journal catan dice roller poster print at tlt media lab earthsync for audio


Mission STS-107

The lights were blinding. Then the roar came, the sound of a thousand voices. I stepped out and squinted to see inside the hangar but I was met by an explosion of camera flashes clicking all around me. As tired as I was, I couldn't help but grin at the reporters. Waves of cheers pounded my eardrums, the deafening roar of an excited crowd. It was 1969 and I was a national hero, the center of attention. I was home.


In my free time I enjoy photographing the world around me. My favorite scenes are where nature and civilization intersect.

the washington monument at sunset long island, ny, after a freezing rain new york city at night


Most recently I have discovered climbing. It's difficult to relate just how thrilling climbing is, and it pushes all the right buttons: it's challenging, offers excellent feedback (you can noticeably improve every day).

climbing in Boulder Canyon, CO


I am an avid hiker and backpacker. Some of the more exotic places I've hiked include Japan and Colorado.

slackpacking the rest of the way up Pikes Peak, CO


I ride road and trail. I find mountain biking more exciting because it presents a significant challenge in handling as well as hard climbing.

mountain biking in Flatirons Vista