I’m Aaron Weiss! I’m a third-year student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, slated to graduate in the spring. I’m interested in type and programming language theory, and I’m very passionate about languages with strong type systems. I’m also an open source software developer with roughly a decade of experience. I prefer to program in Rust and Haskell, but I’ve got a lot of experience with Java, Scala, and C# as well. I’ve also done quite a bit of work on the web.
I’m a research assistant to Prof. Arjun Guha in the PLASMA research group. We’re working on solving interesting problems with techniques from programming language theory. My recent work has focused on static verification and synthesis of Puppet manifests. I used to work at a financial services startup called ProtoIPO designing user interfaces and experiences. You can find more information on my CV.
In my spare time, I’ll work on anything from websites to networking libraries to programming languages to video game server emulators. You can check out my work on GitHub here. I also run my own IRC network in my free time called PdgnCo. It’s founded on democratic and anarchistic principles, and I operate it accordingly. I also spend some time blogging.
I’m a denizen of the web. If you’re looking to contact me, you can find me all over the place. I’m on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Reddit, and Keybase. You can also talk to me on FyreChat or PdgnCo as awe, or on freenode as aatxe. You can also email me at . You’ll probably find me elsewhere, too. Older accounts will be under the name aaronweiss74. More recent accounts will be under awe or aatxe.