I'm a software developer based in California. I enjoy playing tennis, reading books, and writing software. Clojure is my favorite programming language, and Emacs is my favorite development environment. I write about them a lot here on my blog.
After five and a half years, I left KLA and joined Kira Systems to work on Clojure and ClojureScript full time. (Finally, the dream came true!) At Kira, we've built a successful B2B SaaS product to solve contract reviewing/analysis using Machine Learning for the Legal Tech Industry. Though I don't work on our home-grown, hand-crafted, fine-tuned, artisan ML engine, I enjoyed working with the ML researchers and learning the domain knowledge. This is probably one of the best perks of being a software developer - we get the opportunities to learn different domains and industries.
Kira was acquired by Litera in September 2021. Litera is a much bigger company than Kira, with several products to offer to the legal world. It'll be interesting to see how Clojure will thrive in this industry. And I'm excited about what's coming next!
Last updated on September 2nd, 2021. Inspired by nownownow.
There is an interesting backstory to my LISP experiences: Clojure wasn't my first LISP language. Back in 2008, when I was a sophomore, I was already writing AutoLISP to generate CADs (Computer-Aided Design) for my Mechanical Design class. Programming with AutoLISP wasn't like using a general-purpose programming language, but I still felt nostalgic when I picked up Clojure.