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bio website pryden.net
location San Jose, CA
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I started tinkering with computers at the age of 6. These days, I'm a senior software engineer at Google, working on maps and related things in the Geo group. Most recently, I've been working on the server-side code for Google Maps Engine.

Besides being fluent in English and American Sign Language, I know too many programming languages to count. Lately I've primarily been using Java, C++, JavaScript, and Python. I enjoy C#, even though nowadays I don't get many chances to use it. I'm also a big fan of Haskell and Scala, although I haven't had a chance to use either of them in a large-scale project yet.

In my spare time, I play guitar and read voraciously, including science fiction and books on computing. I'm also a volunteer minister for the deaf, teaching Bible studies in American Sign Language.

Standard disclaimer: my opinions are my own, and not necessarily those of my employer.


Mar
14
awarded  Civic Duty
Mar
13
comment “Blind” is to “sighted” as “Deaf” is to..?
+1: "hearing" is the word Deaf people use to refer to people who are not deaf.
Mar
13
comment “Blind” is to “sighted” as “Deaf” is to..?
@zzzzBov: But people who are culturally Deaf usually prefer to identify as Deaf instead of "hearing impaired." It really depends on the audience, but it can be important to distinguish between people who are medically deaf versus those who consider themselves deaf. Generally, people who identify as "hearing impaired" tend to be more orally-oriented and are less likely to be using sign language in the first place.
Aug
19
awarded  Teacher
Aug
19
answered Formal way to tell someone they accidentally sent you someone else’s email?
Nov
20
awarded  Autobiographer
Nov
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awarded  Supporter