Hi, my name is Radon Rosborough (he/him). I am currently a senior at Harvey Mudd College majoring in computer science. My hometown is Boulder, CO. After graduation, I am excited to be joining Plaid in San Francisco, CA as a full-time software engineer.
When I’m not studying or working, I often enjoy building tools to improve my programming workflow, and in particular I am an Emacs junkie. I am frequently frustrated by the software I use, and seem to have a supernatural ability to uncover bugs and unintended behavior in every sort of application. Because of this, I value fixability and understandability very highly (don’t pretend it doesn’t have bugs; instead, make it as easy as possible to recover from them), and this philosophy strongly influences the design of the software I create. I abandoned Apple a few years back due to irreconcilable philosophical differences, and have never looked back. I run the KDE edition of Manjaro Linux on the Dell XPS 15 9570 and (with reluctance) run Android on the Google Pixel 3a.
I spent time every day maintaining my open-source projects on GitHub, because I enjoy helping my software help other people and because I want to set a positive example for open-source community-building. If you file a bug report, I may not have time to fix the problem, but I do read every single one and always respond. And of course pull requests are always appreciated.
In my free time, I enjoy reading (typically science-fiction and fantasy; my favorite author is Brandon Sanderson), playing video games (typically indie titles with well-polished aesthetics and tight gameplay; favorites include Celeste and Hyper Light Drifter), and going on walks (hey, I wasn’t able to stick to any other kind of exercise routine).