John Comeau

John Comeau

expert troubleshooter, generalist developer, tenacious problem solver

Petaluma, United States



What's the difference

"Jack of all trades, master of none" is typically said in a derogatory
fashion, but I adopt the title gladly, and you will not likely find more than
a few dozen generalists worldwide who can match my troubleshooting and
problem-solving skills.

I've been programming, on and off, for 40 years, if you count my study of
BASIC in 1968, 6 years before I actually got my hands on a computer: the
DECSystem-10 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. As a result of working on
computers and microcontrollers…


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Work History & Feedback

Python Programmer for Scientific Laboratory

42 hrs @ $22.22/hr
Earned $1,489
“Excellent work!”


Web Recording Java Applet tweaking

Fixed Price $133
“John is a great coder. He is very good at fixing nasty bugs. I will definitely hire him again if I meet difficult-to-fix bug.”


Python Text Processing

9 hrs @ $20.00/hr
Earned $170
“John did excellent work. When new requirements for the job arose, he learned new skills off the clock to better prepare himself. He was constantly available and communicative throughout the process. When unforeseen issues arose that threw off the original deadline, he was clear in communicating the issue and offered various solutions. He is certainly worth hiring.”



10 hrs @ $20.00/hr
Earned $203
No feedback given

Anonymous query online directory

1 hrs @ $20.00/hr
Earned $17
Job in progress

PHP Web Script Developer

23 hrs @ $20.00/hr
Earned $512
Job in progress

Tests Taken
Name Percentile Score

Python 2.x Test


oDesk Readiness Test for Independent Contractors and Company Managers