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My programming journey began in elementary school with QBasic writing text adventures. Ever since I’ve had a moderate-to-severe case of programming obsession.

In the late 1990s I started dabbling in PHP and C++ for dynamic web apps and Windows desktop software.

In the early 2000s I started writing C# and started writing about programming and publishing code.

Around 2012 I got a copy of The Little Schemer and decided I must learn functional programming – it truly altered my career. Since then I’ve had the good fortune to work with F#, Clojure, Scala and other fun languages.

My professional software work has involved areas such as print, journalism, data mining and classification, finance, online grocery, e-commerce, machine learning, and most recently healthcare.

I live in Chicago, IL and like to play music (guitar, piano, drums), listen to music, kiss my baby, eat delicious food, and contribute to open-source software whenever possible.