I’m Chris Jones. I attended MIT for doctoral studies in experimental physics and completed my Ph.D. in 2012. During my studies, I became interested in big data problems (filling up petabytes per day was a problem!) and functional programming, programming languages, and compilers. I especially love where all four of these topics coincide.

Like many programming nerds, I love $\lambda$ as a symbol of abstraction. But here, it refers not only to the lambda calculus, but also to the Lambda Architecture in Big Data systems.

I left academia and now do software development and data science for a living.

I love teaching and education, and one of the points of this site is to record what I learn as I learn it.

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