Will McMain is the AAVSO's new webmaster and software developer. He works to maintain and expand the AAVSO and Citizensky Websites, as well as improve the technologies used internally by the AAVSO headquarters.
Will was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where clear skies and little light pollution gave him an amazing view of the stars from his backyard. While he spent time as a child looking at the stars through a 4" Newtonian scope, his interests quickly turned to computers, and the telescope was put in storage.
After graduating from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Computer Science, Will moved to Boston in search of some new scenery and a job in the tech field. He spent a year working for a startup in Cambridge, but found himself dissatisfied with the work he was doing and left. After a tiring job search, he was delighted to be given the opportunity to work with the AAVSO and reconnect with his interest in Astronomy.
In his spare time, Will is an avid video gamer, runs Dungeons and Dragons games, and plays poker.