Edward Kmett Senior Software Engineering Lead, S&P Global Market Intelligence
I spent most of my adult life trying to build reusable code in imperative languages before realizing I was building castles in sand. I converted to Haskell in 2006 while searching for better building materials. I now chair the Haskell core libraries committee, collaborate with hundreds of other developers on over 200 projects on github, build tools for quants and traders using the purely-functional programming-language Ermine I designed for S&P Capital IQ, and I am obsessed with finding better tools so that seven years from now I won’t be stuck solving the same problems with the same tools I was stuck using seven years ago.
Rúnar Bjarnason Author of Functional Programming in Scala, Takt
My name is Rúnar. I’m a software engineer in Boston, an author of a book, Functional Programming in Scala, and an occasional speaker on topics in functional programming. I received my education in computer programming and electrical engineering at the Reykjavík Technical College in Iceland. In the intervening decades I have done diverse programming work, including antivirus research, software for agriculture and animal breeding, real estate, IT, finance, and genomics. I have worked with many programming languages including Pascal, C, Java, Haskell, Scala, and Ruby, and made some of my own.