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Jesper Louis Andersen, Programming Language Geek

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Jesper is a Danish programming language geek who has programmed in numerous different programming languages. He is particularly interested in functional programming weaved with concurrency. He likes to try out new ideas from theoretic research by finding a real-world application and building a system around the idea in order to evaluate its usefulness. In the process he likes to apply knowledge from different areas of mathematics and computer science and he has a curiosity for anything new.

He is the principal programmer and leader of two open source projects, implementing the BitTorrent Peer-to-peer content distribution protocol. The two projects use Erlang and Haskell respectively and attempts to exploit the advantages of each language as much as possible.

He holds a B.Sc in Computer Science and is currently pursuing his masters degree. His studies has been centered around theoretical aspects of compiler design, semantics, type theory and formal verification.
Software Passion: My passion is to construct innovative software programs by cherry-picking new theory and ideas and mix them with proven practice.