My name is Bert Muthalaly, and I’m a programmer, student of economics, and Recurse Center alum based in New York City, currently working on Fuchsia at Google. I used to work at Sefaira. I’m interested in the intersection of engineering, business, and the improvement of human welfare.
I aim to focus on the fact that technology is a tool, and it’s more important to focus on the effects our technology has on us is than how it’s implemented, all else equal.
In my projects, I strive to:
- minimize complexity
- be aware of prior work in my problem domain
- avoid writing programs when reusing an already-written program will be effective
- avoid complex configuration of the software I’m using when possible
- write comprehensive tests
- cleanly separate different concerns into different objects, modules, or programs
- be aware of the trade-offs each design decision entails
- iterate quickly
- and try and fail fast if a project is going to fail.