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This is not the website of the composer named Christopher Young, the country singer named Christopher Young, the football player named Christopher Young, the baseball player named Christopher Young, or the British Christopher Young who leaves astute comments on the same blogs I read using our name, thus saving me the trouble of leaving those comments myself. These Christopher Youngs are undoubtedly all excellent in their own way, but they’re not me.

You’re at the right place if you’re looking for the Canadian (and, as of 2019, American) Christopher Young who grew up (mostly) in Ottawa, studied philosophy at the University of Toronto, went to Cornell to do graduate work in the same field, eventually dropped out, taught himself to code while waiting for a green card, became a developer passionate about Python, Clojure and Haskell, and now lives very happily in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, Yoon Sun Choi, and his son, Oliver.


I’m on Twitter at @donkeyhotty.

I collect interesting links at Pinboard.


A previous incarnation of this site was put together with Django. This version uses the lovely Hakyll, a static site generator written in Haskell. The code that generates this site is here.

I’m using the Computer Modern font, courtesy of this site.