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Head banging the nerdy way.

Andrew is sometimes programming, sometimes having a community discussion in his role as the Executive Director of the Haskell Foundation, and who knows what else?

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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.

How I spend my non-existant free time.


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

Redo as a Hakyll generated site based on the Bootstrap 4.0 Now UI Kit from

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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 accelerated entrepreneurs learning startup financing, empowering them to negotiate with the same information as VCs. They quickly pivoted to a SaaS capitalization table product.

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 the Executive Director of the Haskell Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to improving the Haskell language and ecosystem, and driving its adoption.