Hey there! I see you're not using JavaScript. Just FYI, I use MathJax to display things that deserve to look like math.

Alex Clemmer obtained a BS in computer science from a middle-of-the-road state school in 2013. He had an ok-but-not-great GPA. 3 out of 5 officemates agree that Alex has programmed before.

Alex is mostly known for (1) turning Snapchat into a remote filesystem, (2) porting lisp to the Apple //e, (3) implementing Python 3 in a couple thousand lines of Haskell, and (4) organizing !!Con.

Alex has been programming for about 4 years (as of early 2014).

Alex is currently employed at Microsoft.

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#HACK

Some nifty recent work I did in my free time

Snapchat FS — [code]
I reverse engineered Snapchat's private API. Snapchat FS is a client I wrote (with some help from @pencilo) that allows you to use Snapchat to store and manage arbitrary files.

Turtles: turns Apple //e -> lisp machine — [video, writeup, code]
Wrote code to send the assembled lisp interpreter binary from a laptop through the audio jack, to the Apple //e, which then stores the lisp and opens up a REPL.

pyli—Python 3 compiler in < 4000 lines of code — [writeup, code]
Writing parsers and lexers is really hard. I wondered if I could write a parser for almost all of Python that anyone could understand. As soon as I finish the AST-to-bytecode step, this will be a complete compiler, but for now it's "only" a parser and lexer.

Adding Haskell's where clause to OCaml — [writeup, code]
I love Haskell's where clause. It is one of the features I really missed when I started learning OCaml, and eventually it got so bad, I ended up just extending OCaml syntax to support it.


#MISC

Non-computer doings.

!!Con, founding co-organizer — [Website]
More than 40% of our 27 speakers were women, and all speakers were chosen by a blind program committee. More than a third of attendees were women. Our entire ticket stock sold out in under 15 seconds. We obtained more than $15k in sponsorships. The talks were all amazing.


#CONTACT

Here is how you can find me and stuff