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    Who's here? ask

Just joined, excited to exchange thoughts and ideas with you all.

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    Not sure if I’m meant to respond, as we already know each other… ;)

    Noah Slater here. One of the original guys behind CouchDB. Spend most of my free time doing stuff for Apache. Currently mentoring Stratos and MetaModel. Successfully graduated CloudStack last year.

    Long time OSS contributor. Been involved with Debian, GNU, FSF, W3C, etc. One of my claims to fame is that I contributed to the first cross-browser JS library in 1999. And the same year, was the last person to ever receive the Macromedia DHTML Spotlight Award. Haha.

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      I forgot about the Macromedia DHTML Spotlight Award. Given that DHTML became an important application platform in 2004 (?) with Gmail, and now the dominant one since maybe 2008, were they far ahead of their time or just stupid?

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        Macromedia were fully behind DHTML in the late 90s. They had demo sites, showcases, etc. One of the only companies I remember being involved. It was a very sparse hacker scene. Not many people doing it, so you kinda felt like you knew all the other folks doing DHTML. I sorta miss that!

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      I’m Andrew Gallant, current Ph.D. student at Tufts University doing research in computational biology. I’m also interested in programming languages. Published research projects include compressive BLAST (written in Go) and remote homology detection with Markov random fields and stochastic search (written in Haskell).

      In my spare time, I work on a variety of open source projects from window managers to collecting NFL statistics. See my profile. :-)

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        I’m Clark Gaebel.

        I’m somewhat involved in the Haskell and Rust communities, and do lots of high performance, low level functional programming stuff.

        I currently work at Jane Street.

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          Hello from Dublin, Ireland.

          I used to code every day, I don’t anymore, but I work with a lot of talented people who do. I organise meetups and conferences here in Ireland, and try to span multiple communities - PHP, Node, Ruby, JS, and startups.

          I love finding out about new projects and meeting the people who work on them. If you’re ever in Dublin let’s grab a pint.

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            Welcome to Lobsters! I’m Howard Mao, recent college grad and now software engineer at Amazon. I’m know here on Lobsters mostly for my work on FPGAs, hardware, and embedded systems. You’ll get to know more about the community and what people are interested in on Mondays, when we have the weekly “What are you working on this week?” thread. Last Monday’s thread for reference..

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              I’m Greg Taylor, one of the Pathwright co-founders.

              I spend most of my time working with Python and Linux. I like trying new things, and love to tinker. Sites like Lobsters are a valuable source of discussion and new shinies for me.

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                I’m Leif, I’m an engineer at Tokutek, I write a lot of C++ and talk to people about why they should use TokuMX and TokuDB, and I think about external memory algorithms and data structures, and distributed systems algorithms. I used to do a lot of math—topology, analysis, dynamics, geometry, and algebra—but I don’t have a lot of time for that these days.

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                  I’m here - Matt Bearman, English freelance Ruby developer and founder of BugMuncher. I’m one of the many emigrants from Hacker News, and while I’m still more active on HN, I find lobste.rs has a better proportion of interesting links, so I imagine I’ll become more active here over time :)

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                    Robert Reiz from Germany. I’m the creator of VersionEye & Geek2Geek. Writing code almost every day and doing software development since 16 years.

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                      Hi there, I’m Adam DeConinck. I do system administration (or “devops” if feeling trendy) on high-performance computing clusters. I mostly work on the sort of clusters which are used for scientific computing at universities and national labs – think MPI and Slurm instead of MapReduce and Hadoop. Currently I’m working at NVIDIA, so I think a lot more about GPUs in the datacenter than I used to. :)

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                        I’m William Ting, schooling at UT Austin and currently working for Yelp. Graduating in May and moving to the Bay Area.

                        I do a bunch of Python and Rust open source, and am a bit of a language geek. Currently taking compilers, graduate compilers, and programming languages so I’m happily swamped with projects this semester. If I have any spare time I spend it building stuff in Rust or Haskell.

                        Oh, and I took a break from school to play poker professionally and travel for a few years. :P

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                          I’m Elliot Smith a PhD Candidate at the University of Queensland and Co Founder of HSK Instruments

                          I write a tonne of code around everything from EM simulations to android apps.

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                            EM?

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                              Electromagnetics

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                            I’m @Rickasaurus. I write/speak about functional programming and run some F# related events. my site hasn’t been updated much lately, but it’s mostly because I’m embarrassed about my antiquated theme. Hopefully I’ll find the time to get it fixed soon.

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                              Hi, I’m Ori Bernstein, a mostly self taught coder that enjoys operating systems, compilers, and interesting algorithms. By day, I’m a programmer on Google’s doubleclick platform (meh.). But by night I fight crim… I mean, I code on my own toys. My main side project at the moment is Myrddin (http://mimir.eigenstate.org/myrddin.html).

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                                I’m Alvaro, I work for RabbitMQ. I’m interested in Functional Programming, Math, Erlang and probably more things

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                                  I’m David B, Javascript developer, tester, teacher. I’m passionate about JS and entrepreneurship.

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                                    Welcome! I’m Ben Johnson from Denver, CO. I’m sponsored to work full time on an open source, behavioral analytics database called Sky. I also have some other Go OSS projects such as go-raft and BoltDB as well as a data visualization site called The Secret Lives of Data.

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                                      I’m Rider of Giraffes, and my details are in my profile.

                                      You can get access to the user list via the “About” link at the bottom of the page, and from there you can see the profiles people have chosen to put up. I haven’t time now, but it would be interesting to see if people gave details here, and yet have nothing in their profiles. I wonder if that would say anything about them?

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                                        Suggestion to the lobste.rs developers: when new users accept their invitations, lobste.rs should prompt them to fill in their profiles with the same link that they put in their invitation requests (or edit if they prefer).

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                                        Welcome Eamon, hello from me, I am Stavros currently working as an embedded software engineer in Cork( the rebel city :P), Ireland. I spent most of my time developing in C/C++ , some times python and most of the time bug hunting.

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                                          I’m Jordan Orelli and I work at Etsy, on the Core Platform team. I’m pretty new to the team, though. A handful of other Etsy engineers are around here lurking.

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                                            Hi, I’m Joe. Though on the internets I’m jfredett on twitter, github, irc … pretty much everywhere.

                                            I work for Merge on everything from Agile Coaching, Devops, Ruby Development, Web Architecture, sort of whatever is needed. I’m a mathematician by training, and am constantly learning and working on things that interest me in mathematics.

                                            I’m a Ruby geek, but I like all sorts of languages (Haskell is probably my second favorite), I do stuff in Rust sometimes, Elixir sometimes… I think I wrote some Java the other day…

                                            I do a lot of web architecture (sometimes I use the ‘c’ word, people seem to think that ‘Cloud’ is such a dirty term, but I like ‘em dirty). I’m really interested in highly decentralized Service-oriented architectures, and have been working on some prototype code for a relatively new (or at least a clever rehashing of an old) approach to the design of cloud architecture.

                                            I’m wordy as shit, so I’ll shut up now. See you round the crustacean station.

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                                              prototype code for a relatively new (or at least a clever rehashing of an old) approach to the design of cloud architecture

                                              Sounds interesting. Got a link, or maybe something you could post with the “show” tag?

                                              (Math/ruby geek here. Also working on rehashing an old idea for “cloud” “architecture”.)

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                                              I am Mahmud (@bigthingist) on Twitter. Just an average programmer. Supply-chain, retail, integration, data warehousing type of person. Primarily on the JVM, but previously worked as a Lisp developer for 3 years; Common Lisp dabbler for 10+. Live in Sydney and work as a lead developer for a “top-5” retailer.

                                              Somali-Yemeni by birth, American by upbringing, Australian by the grace of FSM. Let’s grab a beer sometime!

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                                                Hi - I’m PJ - I’m from Buffalo, NY. I retweet things :)

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                                                  Hey, I’m Tyler. I’m waiting for the right moment to join the Cyborg Death Squad and assist in the mass extermination of the unborg. Until then I like to help out with the effort to corrupt humanity by disseminating as many porn, mineral, and cat gifs as possible. It’s all under the veil of “accelerating the flow of culture” and very few have caught on so far. Welcome!

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                                                    Hi I’m James Butler, Engineer who occasionally writes appalling javascript and does operations stuff when no one more grown up is looking.

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                                                      Hi, I’m Robey Pointer. I did eggdrop, paramiko, and kestrel, and my latest project is a toy language called “wibble”: http://wibble.io. This thread pushed me to actually write something in my profile. :)

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                                                        Whoa, there’s a name from the past. Welcome!

                                                        eggdrop brings back fond memories of channel takeovers on EFNet.

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                                                        I’m Maxim, just joined. Handle is mempko. I write a lot of C++ during my day job, but at night I code on my crazy creation Fire★ (firestr.com). I am interested in free software and all things dev.