Hackle's blog
between the abstractions we want and the abstractions we get.


Hackle Wayne

Hi - thanks for opening this blog. My name is Hackle Wayne, I am a software developer currently living in New Zealand.

"Between the abstractions we need and the abstractions we get" is a phrase I borrowed from the mighty and hilarious Erik Meijer, particularly, this talk

I am a programmer, and I enjoy programming a lot. At work, I use mainstream languages such as Python, Kotlin, C#, TypeScript and Go, but with my own time I particularly enjoy using (and learning, and learning with) languages such as Idris, Haskell, F#.

The setup of this blog (was based on the excellent serverless-haskell project) has been rewritten a few times, currently it's in Rust. You'll find a write-up for how I managed to wire everything up.

If you ever want to get in touch, this is my email address but reversed: moc.liamtoh@welkcah (you'll find an article dedicated to a reverse function in Idris). Or find me on Twitter @hacklew.

Speaking, workshops and talks

Occasionally, you can find me speaking at conferences and meetups, or running workshops (sometimes remotely).

My talks can be about a specific area ("Goodbye Regex, Hello Parsers", "Dude where is my class") or a bit philosophical ("I fought the law and the law won"),

My workshops, on the other hand, are mostly very hands-on and focus strongly on thought processes, crafts and good habits. Drop me a line if you want to learn more. Currently, I offer these two below.

Usually, the workshops feature unexpected tangents that are inspirational and rewarding for all.

Although it's not how I make my living, the workshops unfailingly create a lot of joy as well as food for thought.

When a workshop is scheduled (by conferences), I will usually add a banner to the blog.

Why would you still want to attend an in-person workshop?!

Because it's one of the quickest ways to get up-to-speed on something. Learning with a good guide can be a big time-saver not just for the duration of a workshop, but especially for the long term if good habits are formed, and good structures are charted out.