I am a software engineer working on back-end infrastructure stuff at Google.
My preferred language is C++, but I'm also well versed in Java and plain old C, and I have some familiarity with Perl, PHP, Python, and SQL.
I was once a Ph.D. student concentrating in theory, but eventually I decided I'd rather write code than write papers.
I maintain a website, mostly about programming and computer science related topics, called Nerdland.
Q&A for professional and enthusiast programmers
Q&A for computer enthusiasts and power users
Q&A for meta-discussion of the Stack Exchange family of Q&A websites
Q&A for professional system and network administrators
Q&A for Ubuntu users and developers