About Me

Michael Talbot

Engineer, hydrologist, cartographer, programmer and full-stack web developer

Engineering led me to GIS, GIS led me to data analysis, data analysis led me to programming, and programming led me to web development. What's next?

There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.
Wendell Berry

Experience

Emmons & Olivier Resources, Inc.

Water Resources Engineer, since October 2013

St. Paul, Minnesota

Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering Department, University of Minnesota

Research Specialist, September 2010 to August 2013

St. Paul, Minnesota

U.S. Geologic Survey

Graduate Research Contractor, January 2010 to August 2010

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Minnesota

Undergraduate Research Assistant, August 2005 to May 2010

St. Paul, Minnesota

Department of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University (ČVUT)

Visiting Research Assistant, Summer 2009

Prague, Czech Republic
Is education possibly a process of trading awareness for things of lesser worth? The goose who trades his is soon a pile of feathers.
Aldo Leopold

Education

University of Minnesota

  • MS, Bioproducts and Biosystems Science, Engineering, and Management, 2019
  • BBAE, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, 2009
  • I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
    Albert Einstein

    Skills

    Modeling and Data Analysis

      Hydrologic, Hydraulic, and Water Quality Modeling
    • SWMM
    • SWAT
    • SLAMM, MIDS
    • HEC-RAS
      Data Analysis and Visualization
    • R
    • VBA
    • Python
      Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    • Terrain Analysis
    • Cartography
    • ArcGIS, QGIS
    • SAGA GIS, GRASS GIS, PostGIS
      Technical Writing and Reference Management
    • Microsoft Word
    • Zotero
    • Latex

    Web Development and Database Management

      Version Control
    • Git/GitHub
      Front-end Development
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • Javascript
    • PHP
    • Bootstrap, JQuery
      Data Visualization
    • Shiny
    • Plotly, D3.js
      Back-end Development
    • Ubuntu Linux
    • NGINX
    • PostgreSQL
    • MySQL
    Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
    Richard Feynman

    Publications