Susanne Danielle Coates is a filmmaker, artist, author, software developer and polymath. She enjoys exploring the planet we all call home, taking photos of- or making films about- it's diversity of people and places, and blogging about her adventures. She is also an advocate for ocean conservation and drinking water sustainability.
Susanne is notable for a number of achievements including the development of a method for reinforcing skateboard decks with aramids such as Kevlar to reduce breakage and the first implementation of a distributed, parallel processed, artificial neural network on an ad-hoc computing cluster. She currently works as a multimedia specialist† and Senior Web Developer (Drupal/PHP) in the Washington DC Area, and is an active documentary filmmaker. Susanne lives, works and travels aboard her sailboat Sérénité.