Ryan Reich's user avatar
Ryan Reich's user avatar
Ryan Reich's user avatar
Ryan Reich
  • Member for 13 years
  • Last seen more than 1 year ago
  • GitHub
  • Panorama City, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Stats
7,113
reputation
431k
reached
74
answers
13
questions
Loading…
About

I am a Haskell programmer at Consensys, an Ethereum laboratory/incubator/innovator founded by Joseph Lubin. Since joining, I have been working on the design and prototype of an enhanced smart contract system with a functional programming attitude.

Before becoming a programmer, I was a mathematician for a long time. I received my PhD from Harvard in geometric representation theory with Dennis Gaitsgory as my advisor. Afterward, I was a postdoc at the University of Michigan, ending in May 2015, when I left academia and became a programmer. Although I'm fairly highly educated in category theory, which you might think is related to my interest in Haskell, in fact, I don't use the connection very much in practice. The language is simply beautiful in its own right.

In academia, my only programming experience was with the macro/functional/awful language TeX, for which I wrote a few small packages, most notably ytabeau and the unpublished trace-pgfkeys (available on my website). Compared to writing TeX, nothing else is that bad.

4
gold badges
36
silver badges
52
bronze badges
228
Score
25
Posts
29
Posts %
106
Score
11
Posts
13
Posts %
104
Score
7
Posts
8
Posts %
62
Score
10
Posts
11
Posts %
41
Score
4
Posts
5
Posts %
36
Score
5
Posts
6
Posts %
Top posts
View all questions and answers