My name is Christopher Bertels and I’m a student at the University of Osnabrück. I study Computer Science and Philosophy.
I’ve written a bunch of free software, most of which you can find on my GitHub profile.
I’m also on Twitter:
Hobbies & Interests
I’ve been interested in programming language design and implementation for a long time. I prefer dynamic over static languages. I prefer implicit over explicit. Here’s a list of languages I like and have used:
- Fancy (see below)
- Common Lisp
Other languages I have used and have a working knowledge of:
Languages I’ve tried out and liked:
Apart from these I’ve played with many other languages, but did not write anything significant in them.
In my spare time I work on a new general-purpose programming language called Fancy. I started working on Fancy in January 2010 and have been working on it ever since.
It’s a pure dynamic object-oriented programming language, with built-in support for concurrency (via Futures and Actors) and has first-class integration support for Ruby and any Ruby library, including all Ruby C-extensions supported by Rubinius.
Talks I gave
This is a list of talks I gave on Fancy:
- Warpzone Hack’n’Breakfast (Video in German)
- OSCON / Emerging Languages Camp
- Ruby and Rails European Conference
My internship started at BackType in January 2011 and was extended from 4 months to a full year. In July 2011 BackType got acquired by Twitter, and I joined Twitter with the rest of the BackType team.
I led the web development part of Twitter’s new Web Analytics app that our team of ex-BackType members worked on, among lots of other things.