Stuff about Aaron

picture of my head in 3d


This page contains some personal info about me, Aaron Newman, the 4th-most-Googled Aaron Newman on the internet.

Vital stats

I am a software engineer in the Chicago area. I have a Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois, Chicago. I have a Bachelor of Music from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. I play trumpet fairly well, and some other instruments not as well.



When people ask 'what do you do', they usually mean 'where to you work'. Well, I work at this place called Tellabs (TLAB on the NAS), which bought the company that I used to work for called AFC. Tellabs bought me a hat, too (not pictured).

Chances are, I'm there right now.


I play trumpet. Here's a little snippet of me playing (300K).. I played with jazz and salsa groups in Northern CA for the last few years. I'm currently not playing much in Chicago, as I've only been back a short while. Here is a little jazz improvisation tutorial I put together.


picture of code

For the last couple of years, I have been hacking away at a music notation/composition aid called 'iabc'. It is based on the abc language. You can learn about iabc at the iABC homepage on Sourceforge. You can learn more about the ABC programming language at the ABC project homepage on Sourceforge..

Daddy stuff

me carrying the kids

But mostly what I 'do' is help take care of our 3 kids. You can read more about that part of my life here

Aaron can be contacted here: here >>>>>>> 1.6