About Me (Rapid Fire)
I’m Hayden Walker, and I’m the author, webmaster, maintainer, and server administrator for this site. It’s a one-man show. If you’re interested in a more detailed ‘origin story’ of sorts, click here. This page is more of a factsheet.
- I’m from New Brunswick, Canada.
- I’m studying computer science at Mount Allison University, with a minor in math.
- I also work as a TA and a research assistant.
- I self-host this site from my basement.
- My first language is English, mais je parle français (B2) und ein bisschen Deutsch (A2).
- I’m a member of my university’s competitive programming club.
- I primarily program in Java and Python. I recently began learning C.
- In high school I participated in the Cyber Patriot/Cyber Titan cybersecurity competition twice.
Some things I like include, but are not limited to:
- Boardgames, specifically Euro-style strategy games
- Learning German
- Collecting watches
- Building electronics projects
- Music – my tastes range from death metal, to classic rock, to Atlantic Canadian folk music, to chiptunes, and beyond.
- Free-as-in-freedom software
- Conway’s Game of Life
- Gardening – a real garden has gnomes and plastic flamingos.
- My cat Fluffy