About MarkCC

Mark Chu-Carroll is a PhD computer scientist and professional software engineer. He works at Spotify, building tools to help other engineers, data scientists, and analysts manage, analyze, and understand large collection of data. His professional interests center on collaborative software development, programming languages and tools, and how to improve the daily lives of software developers.

Aside from general geekery and blogging, he plays classical music on the clarinet, traditional Irish music on the wooden flute, and whatever he feels like on the Chapman stick. When he’s bored, he also likes to fold elaborate structures out of paper.

While he works for Spotify, this blog has nothing to do with his job. Everything on this blog is strictly his personal writings, written on his personal time, and represents the opinions of no one except MarkCC himself.

To contact him, send email to markcc@gmail.com.

8 thoughts on “About MarkCC

  1. RichardTHughes

    Hey Mark – long time fan.

    I was talking with (mutual friend) Bob O’H and asking him to do a post on spam detection using Bayesian spam filters and comparing that to ID, from the context of the differences (knowledge requirements, mathematical rigour, etc). Would you be up for such a post?


  2. Fucha

    I really enjoy your posts – the one regarding the Pycon fiasco really hit home and has been tweeted quite alot. Thanks for putting that post together!

  3. bdazl

    Hi Mark! I found your blog recently and find it to be very illuminating. However, while reading through your posts on category theory I got confused with the composition done under the “Commuting Diagrams” section of lesson 2 (Basics of Categorical Abstraction).

    You explain that the there are two paths, f*h and g*h, but from the section where you define a category you also state that the ordering is “backwards”. From the image you present, that leads me to think that the orders of the paths should be h*f and h*g and that those paths commute.

    I’m sure I’m missing something, but would love to hear what!


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