Christopher Townsend

Program Manager, Senior Python Developer


BS, Business Finance (with studies in Information Systems), University of North Carolina


Chris Townsend works on web applications, distributed computing systems, and data processing with Python and other technologies in the Center for Data Science. Mr. Townsend has been a software developer professionally for 17 years. Prior to joining RTI, he was a senior software engineer for Applied Research Associates, Inc. working on massively parallel computer systems and developing web-based APIs. Mr. Townsend has extensive experience with programming in Python, SQL, Go, C and C++, HTML/CSS, and JavaScript. Mr. Townsend also has experience designing, developing, and performance tuning large transactional and analytic databases in SQL Server, PostgreSQL, and Apache Drill.

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