Jonathan E. Magen | yonkeltron

Jonathan is a computer scientist with over a decade of professional experience. Having studied operating systems, distributed computing, and security in school, he spent a hot second in the public sector before heading into startup land. Having since left that world behind, Jonathan is now a Principal Technologist for a large company in the healthcare sector. He can be found coding and presenting everywhere from leading universities to local meetups.

Jonathan loves computers

Jonathan has been programming since he was in first grade. He creates all sorts of software, writing, and presentations. Jonathan has written about garbage collection, as well as presented on a variety of topics such as Emacs and different ways to parse large CSVs. Seriously, he's a nerd.

Open Source Software

Jonathan was raised by the then-nascent Free/Open Source Software community from the time he was in high school. He is comfortable working in 8+ computer languages and loves to learn and experiment with new ones and new paradigms.

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Always up for a good conversation, Jonathan is also willing to mentor learning developers with the understanding that he's always still learning himself.

Areas of Inquiry

Distributed Computing

When many computers come together to perform a job, what happens? What can go wrong?

Operating Systems

How are operating system kernels designed? What works and what doesn't?

Computer Security

Keeping out the bad guys is more than just passwords and encryption. What's next for InfoSec?

Large System Design

What can we learn from the way large systems work? How can we leverage those lessons to build better systems, regardless of size?

Programming Language Theory

How can new ways of specifying problems lead us to new ways of building tools?

Exploring What's Next

Jonathan is always interested in understanding the latest research from academia and developments from industry. Reach out if you've found something worth sharing!

Get in touch

If you also love computers, and maybe some other geeky stuff, please feel free to reach out and start a conversation.