Nice to meet you.

Photo I’m Alex Reid, a software engineer wrangling backend code at 3rings, where we’re making software to help people to look after their family members. I live in Oxford in the United Kingdom. I graduated (with first-class honours, which made my parents very happy) I n Computer Science from the University of Hull (I also previously studied at the University of York). I like programming languages and interesting paradigms for them, particularly functional programming. My dissertation was an intelligent tutoring system to make the introduction to functional programming (slightly) less traumatic for the innocent.

When I’m not elbow-deep in our API, I read voraciously (recent favourites: David Mitchell and Haruki Murakami), and explore Oxfordshire, though generally not at the same time. I’m also pretty into games, the weirder and indie-er the better (recently: Mike Bithell’s Thomas Was Alone and Fez).

If you want to get in touch, you can email me, or get me on Twitter if brevity is more your style.

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