Hi, I’m Peter! ☝️
My original background is in mathematics.
I’ve worked as a software engineer, consultant, CTO, and founder.
Particular interests include mathematics (especially statistics), engineering, economics, business, and psychology. Disclaimer: an interest doesn’t imply an aptitude (especially for statistics).
Folks that make things inspire me.
And folks working from first principles.
Or trying to make the world a little better.
Or are just contrarian, and don’t litter.
If anyone internet-knows me, it’s probably for my open source work.
When writing software, I’ve worked mostly with Clojure since 2008 (before Clojure 1.0). Have well over 800k lines of Clojure committed to production since then between my own projects and work for clients/partners/etc.
I enjoy big-picture work: defining problems through to living with one’s inevitably imperfect choices. I see engineering and the world in terms of tradeoffs. And sometimes ducks.
I enjoy working with founders, and building (preferably small) companies and engineering teams. Relatedly, Clojure can be a great development tool for small teams in the right circumstances.
See here for some things I’m working on at the moment.