Powering realtime with spit and glue! (or so says my mug)
I worked on performant and reliable distributed systems for message delivery.
Oct 2016–Dec 2016
Oct 2015–May 2016
Oct 2014–May 2015
Marked homeworks and helped students in the “Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science” and “Theory and Practice of Programming” first-year modules.
Wrote a parser/renderer for an in-house wiki program using ANTLR in Java, and integrated this with JIRA.
Concurrency is great as both a design pattern and a performance enhancer, but it can be hard to get right. Testing in particular is hard: you can't just run a program once and see what the result is.
Next I plan to try to apply some of what I've learned to distributed systems.
the dawn of time–now
I actively develop a variety of things.
The coolest by far is dejafu, a library for testing concurrent Haskell programs, which came out of my research.
Second place goes to logdb, a performant and reliable log-structured database in Go.
Served my time as project leader from 2010 to 2015, managing a handful of developers around the world porting over Linux software. I also produced installation media and maintained the website and repositories.
I was one of the first few developers, and this is the project that taught me C and Git. It was fun, and I learned a lot. I still host the website and mailing list.
Do not expect good code if you go and dig up my contributions.