User:John Altobelli

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I am currently an engineer working with the US Navy developing aircraft launch and recovery systems for carriers. I am a very recent graduate gaining a BS in mechanical engineering while competing collegiately as a swimmer. This job requires me to have knowledge of finite element analysis and material strength in addition to general design procedures and implementations.

Since 2000, I have used the linux operating system and have gained some basic proficiency in programming, but I only occasionally contribute code to various projects. Recently I have been particularly interested in the NIXOS project ( and have submitted a few patches to improve it.

In my spare time I work with different forms of alternative energy, specifically helical cross-flow wind and water powered turbines. A video of my most recent project can be seen at .