Functional Programming Engineer
QFPL, Data61, CSIRO
Member since 7 months
Ben has been a fullstack engineer for a bit over a decade: starting off with humble beginnings as a Java and Perl developer. He discovered Scala and Haskell in 2010 via the BFPG and quickly began to realise how much less he had to worry about his functional programs compared to his traditional imperative ones. He has been trying to make his web development as functional as possible ever since: interested in things like Nix, Servant and Obelisk/Reflex-Platform.
Ben currently works at the Queensland Functional Programming Lab, whose job is to bring a Functional Programming competitive advantage to Queensland business by training, mentoring and applying engineering effort to remove common roadblocks to FP adoption.