Eric Vaandering's Homepage

Me in Amboseli NP, Kenya
Photo by my mother
Me, Eric Vaandering
Traveler, photographer, SCUBA diver,
scientist, & software developer
I live in Aurora, Illinois, 40 miles west of Chicago
My homepage is right here; you're looking at it
Because it's there

About Me

I work at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois on the CMS experiment at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. I travel quite a bit for work, including a few trips a year to Switzerland. You can find out more about my work on my work home page. I also blog on rare occasions on the (sometimes infuriating) technology in my life. You can find that on blogspot.

I also like to travel for fun. The more out of the way the place, the better. In the past a lot of my trips revolved around backpacking. These days, most of my trips involve SCUBA diving for part of the trip. When I take a long 2-3 week trip, I will usually dive for a week and do something else for the rest of the time. I also enjoy photography and you can see photos from many of my trips (and other things) on my photo pages

I wrote and develop DocDB, a collaborative document management system licensed under the GPL, a free software license. I also contract with users of DocDB to enhance the software to meet their needs

You can e-mail me at ericvaandering at