Scientist • Artisan • Engineer

Culturalist • Entrepreneur

About Me

Hi, my name is Boisy Pitre. I live and work in Prairie Ronde, a rural community in Saint Landry Parish. My Acadian ancestors settled this area of south Louisiana around 1765 when Spain held the territory, over a decade before the American Revolution. Their descendants became Creoles, then Americans. I honor them by speaking their French and playing their music.


At the young age of 13, I saw my very first home computer, a TRS-80 Color Computer (aka CoCo). After that, my path was set. I knew instantly that I wanted to spend my time working with these wondrous machines.


Now, I get to do just that -- every day.

- Boisy

Average Time Spent...

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Working
Thinking

My Left Brain

Linear and analytical thought. Sequencing. Mathematics. Logic.

Technology

Computing is my passion.
My first computer was a CoCo. Now, I champion all things Apple, and my coding platform of choice is the Mac.

Ham Radio

CQ DX. CQ DX. KF5HEL.
Ham radio is a fun hobby. It is also a gateway to learning about the magic of signal propagation and radio waves.

History / Genealogy

I study history.
My areas of interest include early American history and the Civil War. I also research and document my family genealogy.

Authorship

Writing is my pastime.
I have several published books including Swift for Beginners and CoCo: The Colorful History of Tandy's Underdog Computer.

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.

Steve Jobs

My Right Brain

Visualization. Imagination. Intuition. Arts.

Music

Fiddle. Accordion. Guitar. Drums.
I express my creativity through writing and playing Louisiana French music with friends.

Food

I enjoy cooking traditional French Creole and Cajun dishes. Round steak in a brown gravy with medium grain rice is my favorite.

Culture

Whenever possible, I volunteer my time for cultural causes, including boucheries and cooking demonstrations.

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

Warren Buffett

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Education

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. -- Benjamin Franklin

I received my bachelor and master in computer science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2006 and 2010, respectively. Go Cajuns!

My masters thesis "Compiler-assisted Energy Reduction for Microprocessors: Measurement and Analysis" is available online.

Curriculum Vitae

My career in hi-tech spans three decades.

During that time, I have engineered software for embedded systems, taught courses on software development, created applications for the energy, meteorological, and financial industries, and applied complex machine learning models to mobile devices in order to detect human emotions from facial expressions and speech.

I use LinkedIn as my online CV.

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Say hello

Send me an email if you would like to get in touch, have questions, or just want to say hello.