Brendan Luchen

Full-Stack Engineer

Who

StackExchange
Project Euler

An affinity for learning new things, a left-brain-meets-right approach to computing, and a passion for creative expression make me something like a Swiss-army sabre.

Delivered Results

What

Scripter of Java.
Tisane of Coffee.
Pointer of Stacks.
Limericksmith.

Former Lives

Where

Code Monkey
Ski Junkie
Game Maker
🕹
Bread Baker
Tea Drinker
🧀
Deep Thinker

My Toolbelt

How

vimcoffeenodegittmuxelixirarchvagranteclipse

What Drives Me

Why

I take a slightly different approach to software. I code for love of the craft, but it is also a means to an end. Software is a precise but organic machine which solves a specific problem; I try not to get lost in the implementation details.

I try to collect real experiences in lieu of those on paper. I fold them back into the core competencies above to develop as a coder. Work, play, teaching, learning, living. All are facets of the same thing. From baking and Starcraft to travel and Aikido, I learn and grow. That is my mission; coding merely brings the bacon.

I am neither a generalist nor a specialist. I am not shaped like a 'T' or like any other letter of the alphabet. I am a complex, fractally human being and become more so with every waking minute.

I'm also pretty good at building things.