About Daniel Baker

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 About Daniel Baker

Me as a young boy wearing tartan shorts and a white T-shirt with a tartan bunny on the front

Childhood innocence

I was born in Hastings East Sussex in the United Kingdom on the 18th of October 1974 and have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  I went to school at St.Pauls CofE primary school and then The Grove Secondary school followed by a few years at Cheltenham Bourneside School and Sixth Form centre.

After I finished school I went to Oxford Brookes University and earned a BSc(Hons) in Applied Physics, while at university I worked on a project with Dr.Nick Gazey of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory entitled “The Northern lights as monitors of magnetic sub storm dynamics”. After leaving University and sorting out some of my health problems I found out about NASA World Wind, an Open Source Virtual Globe.  I became a moderator on the NASA World Wind Forums, helped maintain World Wind Centrals hotspots site and knowledge base, made small contributions to the code, did alpha and beta testing and made Add-ons for the program and eventually became the Open Source Project Manager, liaising with NASA, developers and companies like Microsoft.  I became a director of the Free Earth Foundation while working with NASA and we still host the World Wind Forum on behalf of NASA.

I have made several computer generated video clips for documentaries, including The History Channels “A Global Warning” and “Hooked on the Fly” and became a Trustee for the local charity DROP – Disabled Responsible Organised People.

 

Me, Dexter and Peppa at Benhall park

Me, Dexter and Peppa at Benhall park

See my online profile here. More about me can be found in the following blog posts –

Daniels’s Story – Early Years

Daniel’s Story – Defying Duchenne

The Teenage Years

Daniel got out of his world…

Muscular Dystrophy Campaign Fame

More Muscular Dystrophy Campaign Fame

Please browse in my picture gallery for images of me and my family, and use the buttons below for my social media accounts, in addition I have a Pinterest acoount here and a LinkedIn account here.

That’s all for now…bye!

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