Videos
Weirdo talks.

The Historical Futurism of Haskell

My Haskell Love 2021 talk with a vision for the future of the language, and how tooling is core to that future.

The Current State of the Haskell Foundation

A talk to the Boston Haskell Meetup group from January 2022 with a unique approach to the HF status update.

Writings
The best of the best of the best of best.

How Startup Financing Works Interactive Infographic

Adjust values and see the changes instantly.

Startup Financing, the 10,000 ft. View

A brief overview of startup financing terminology.

Communication and Ownership

Musings on coordination of product team members.

The Cycle of Scientific Discovery

A theory on the way scientific discoveries happen and migrate out into the world.

Talent vs. Skill

We overvalue talent, and undervalue skill.

Branching Theory

How to setup your repo branching structure.

Projects
How I spend my non-existant free time.

Deckbuilder

A deckbuilding game simulator implemented in Haskell, starting with Dominion.

myShoggoth.com

Redo myShoggoth.com as a Hakyll generated site based on the Bootstrap 4.0 Now UI Kit from creative-tim.com.

Live Streaming
Head banging the nerdy way.

Andrew is sometimes programming, sometimes having a community discussion, and who knows what else?
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About Andrew
So, like... who are you?

Andrew Boardman's career began at seventeen when he wrote a text editor for BBS systems. At Carnegie Mellon University, he helped use genetic algorithms in groundbreaking research on programmatic stock trading.

After graduating from Colorado State University, with a CS major and Economics minor, he worked on desktop publishing software at Quark in Denver, CO. He then co-founded the consulting company WindBourne and eventually became its President.

As the dot-com bubble was bursting he joined Microsoft, where he mostly worked on real-time communication products, and he was promoted to manager after one year. He worked on cutting edge products, Office, Windows, in the developer division, and in MSN. Andrew was the lead developer for Windows Live Messenger.

He left Microsoft to co-found his second startup, TalentSpring, a recruiting company based on graph theory, where he learned many of the hard startup lessons.

Andrew then consulted with Seattle area startups before co-founding LearnVC.com. LearnVC accelerated entrepreneurs learning startup financing, empowering them to negotiate with the same information as VCs. They quickly pivoted to a SaaS capitalization table product.

He entered the Haskell world in 2018 by joining SimSpace as an individual contributor Haskell programmer, eventually becoming an Engineering Manager.

Andrew giving a talk

He became convinced that the Haskell programming language is the right way forward for tackling the hardest problems in computer science, and after using it in a startup he worked at SimSpace, a CyberSecurity company, where he learned how to use it in production.

Andrew is now a Director of Engineering at Well, a healthcare startup that merges machine learning, clinical excellence, and a concierge service to help members be successful improving and managing their health.