About the Blogger

Email me at hekman at geo-slope dot com, or better yet, leave a comment on this blog. I’ll normally answer you the same day you leave me a note.

I’ve been a programmer on the GEO-SLOPE team since shortly after version 3 was released, around 1995.  My main interest is in the user interface.

It makes me beam every time I hear someone exclaim about how easy it is to work with GeoStudio. It makes me cringe every time I see someone struggling.

What I Do

My main job is in designing and implementing GeoStudio’s user interface–how it looks, how you interact with it.

What I Don’t Do

I’m not an engineer!  I won’t—and can’t—talk about how to model or when to use one material model over another. What I can—and will—give you is an insider’s look at the GeoStudio interface.

What I Do For Fun

Calgary is a great place for folks like me who love the outdoors!  Hiking, biking, canoeing, cross-country skiing, and spending time with my wife and two children take my mind off computers evenings and weekends and make the long winters fun.  At lunch a good game of poker or backgammon does the trick too.