Biography for Ryan Macnak

Briefly about me

19 from Schererville, Indiana.

About my study

I am a first-year undergraduate at Purdue University West Lafayette, majoring in biology and computer science.

My interests

Mechanisms of gene expression.  Developing a language-based operating system.

My non-Smalltalk experiences so far

6(7?) year veteran of Java.  I also know C, C#, C++, Visual Basic, and SML in roughly decreasing order of proficiency.

My Smalltalk experiences so far

Wrote some games/simulations and an algebra-parser/derivative-calculator in Visual Works.  Familiarity with Squeak mostly through its use in the Newspeak prototype.  Minor vm hacking.

Why am I interested in Smalltalk?

It's an elegant language that intrudes very little on your domain problem.  Newspeak takes it even further.

Will I stay with Smalltalk after the project is finished?

Of course =)

Updated: 29.3.2010