Additional details about me
Hello there! Welcome to my little corner on the internet. This is where I post my writings on research, software, and design.
Who am I?
I am Subhomoy Haldar, an MSc Computing Science student at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. I have an Integrated MSc in Mathematics and Computing from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Jharkhand, India. I am a researcher (in mathematics and related disciplines), a developer (experienced with several languages and frameworks), and a designer (UI+UX, Web, Mobile, and traditional print media).
My Username - hungrybluedev
I wanted a username that is both memorable and reflects my personality well.
I am a foodie. I am also curious by nature. Therefore “hungry” symbolises my yearning for both physical and mental nourishment.
I associate myself with the colour blue because I like the colour, and its various shades and interpretations. I don’t have any favourite colours, only preferred aesthetics–and blue occurs frequently in those compositions. However, I needed to put it simply; “blue” because I like it. You’ll find that I included it in the logo and my avatar.
Dev (short for developer) is my preferred term over programmer. I prefer it and it is also short.
I am an amateur mathematician. You can find more details about by research work here.
I am a core developer for the V programming language. I have worked on the
rand module and helped improve the V Language Server. Some of my other dev projects are available here.
One of my other interests is in design. I have extensive experience in designing posters, brochures, logos, and other creative projects. I have since then repurposed this experience for UI and UX design. A few samples of my work are available here.
Experience with Languages
I am a polyglot and I know several languages. Here are a list of them.
I am a Bengali and I know Hindi. I am well versed in English, and I know just a little bit of German.
I’m fairly proficient in these programming languages:
- V - A relatively simple, easy to learn but powerful language that is similar to GoLang. I am a part-time developer for this language. Learn more about it here.
- Java - the first proper language that I learned well. I’ve been faithful to it for more than 8 years, since middle school. Since then I’ve moved on since things weren’t working out between us.
- C - had to pick it up out of necessity, although I knew the syntax since I was a pre-teen (I’m sure many people do). I’ve only recently become well-acquainted with the ideology of C, which is far more important than the syntax if you want to use this language effectively. This is now one of my favourite languages.
- Python easy pickings. Everyone knows Python, so do I. Would I use it as my daily drive though? Depends on the work I am assigned to do. I am competent at Django, Flask, and FastAPI so at least I can make MVPs quickly!
- GoLang - It took me some time to appreciate this language. It’s like a compromise between Python and C. I enjoy programming in GoLang.
- HTML+CSS(SCSS) - I have several hundred hours of experience with this.
- XML - I can work with XML data fairly easily.
- Markdown - I use Markdown extensively to document my projects, both internal and external.
- $\LaTeX$ - A language that I argue every person in academia should familiarise themselves with.
I can be contacted through the various methods listed here.