What I am up to right now (updated weekly; last update: 8 August 2022). Inspired by Derek Sivers.

I live in Conway, Arkansas with my wife and three children (ages: 10.9 years, 4.9 years, and 19 months), where I am an associate professor of computer science at Hendrix College.


In the fall of 2021 I started developing a game called Swarm and built a small open-source community around its development. The pace of deveopment has picked up again over the summer, and we’re working towards an initial release.

I’m doing a lot of work preparing courses for the fall; especially my Algorithms course, for which I am revising and polishing many of the POGIL activities I have developed for it over the years.

I enjoy solving problems on Open Kattis, for fun, learning, and as preparation for teaching Algorithms and coaching the Hendrix programming team.

After learning several of them haphazardly over the years, I’ve also decided to more systematically learn all of Bach’s two-part inventions. At this point I can play all of them reasonably well, and have also begun working on some of the three-part inventions. I plan to start making recordings of them soon.


Things I’m reading right now: