Jonathan E. Magen

I work with computers.

Jonathan is a computer scientist with over 1.5 decades of professional experience. Having studied operating systems, distributed computing, and security as an undergrad, he spent a hot second in the public sector before heading into startup land. Having since left that world behind, Jonathan is now a Senior Computer Scientist for an advanced genetic testing company. He can be found coding and presenting everywhere from leading universities to local meetups.

Jonathan is currently affiliated with the Cloud-Native Security research group at Drexel University's College of Computing and Informatics. There, he hopes to explore the security and correctness of distributed systems to make it easier for practitioners to design, build, test, and manage these systems. For a partial list, please check out the Talks Page for more information.

Jonathan thinks computers are neato.

Jonathan has been programming since he was in first grade. Someday he might even be good at it. 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, his research at the intersection of programming languages and security, and more For more of Jonathan's work, check out his ORCID profile. . Seriously, he's a nerd who genuinely loves this stuff.

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 10+ computer languages and loves to learn and experiment with new ones in addition to newer 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.