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Derek Riemer

Good Day, I am Derek Riemer, a fourth year student studying Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I am interested in human centered computing and accessibility. UniversalDesign is also a passion of mine. I believe that all people have utility to give to society, and that by not designing for unique and diverse audiences, many useful opinions are lost.

I was involved in research at the university from my first through third years working with Tom Yeh, Clayton Lewis, and Shaun Kane. I have also designed some websites of my own, mainly this site and a weather app. I enjoy skiing in the winter, and participate in activities with Eyecycle colorado in the summer.

Derek Skiing at Winter Park, Colorado. Photo taken on Pine Cliffs

Pine Cliffs is a run at Winter Park, in Colorado. It is a double black run, with pitches in excess of 50° in places, and is gladed. The run is exciting to ski, because it presents challenges from the sheer steepness, and the fact that it is a mogul run. I am one of very few, if not the only blind person to have skied every run at Winter park, including very challenging runs such as Hole In The Wall, and the Cirque.

To contact me, you can email me, or tweet to me @derekriemer. My email is derek@derekriemer.com

If you want any of the following, you have come to the right place. This portfolio showcases what I have done over the past years and pulls together information on me to a central location. Below is a video from my senior year in high school showing my Super Student of the year award given to me by The city of Arvada and Arvada Media Services.