John Parent

R&D Engineer

Open Source Software Technology Program
Software Solutions

Kitware New York
Clifton Park, NY

OSTP Alumni OSTP Alumni

B.S. in Computer Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

John Parent

John Parent is an R&D engineer on Kitware’s Software Solutions Team located in Clifton Park, New York. He works with the team on a variety of software development projects, particularly working on a C++ -> Python automated binding tool and working toward maintaining the python binding for the Kitware Image and Video Exploitation and Retrieval (KWIVER) library.

John is part of Kitware’s Open Source Software Technology Program (OSTP). Under this program, new graduates with computer science or computer engineering degrees can begin their careers working on challenging open source projects while also earning their master’s. John is currently attending Clarkson University for his master’s degree in computer science.

John received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). While earning his degree, John was a programmer for RPI’s Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS). Using open source robotic communication and rendering software, he helped design and build user-friendly, easily accessible, plug and play robotics simulation software.