I have been and will be again a student of linguistics. I program for a living and because it is fun. I am slowly working to combine these backgrounds in the best way possible.
I like to study languages and travel in the Americas. I'm really into indy music from Latin America, Africa and Quebec.
I enjoy programming in functional programming languages. I wish that I could use Plan9 but make due with using the awesome acme editor on Linux.
I live in Madison, Wisconsin, which has winter. Maybe some day I'll live in Quito, which does not.
I am currently writing software for two language documentation projects at the University of Wisconsin Madison Linguistics Department.
Both languages are Native American languages spoken in Wisconsin. One is Menominee and the other is Forest County Potawatomi. They are both Central Algonquian languages.
The source code will soon be released under an open source license and linked to here.
I am a freelance web developer. I might have an openning to work on your project.
Summary of skills
- Ruby on Rails
- Erlang and Webmachine
- Distributed Configuration Management (puppet)