Scala is More than a Buzzword for New Tyrannosaurus Tech Hire Robert Fogarty

Hello. My name is Robert Fogarty, and I’ve been here in Atlanta, Georgia since graduating from UGA way back in the winter of 2012. Since then, I’ve worked with a number of different companies on a number of different projects, using a reasonably broad set of technologies. Like so many, I originally started off my career as a Java developer, but I later moved on to Ruby on Rails. In recent years I’ve also done quite a bit of work in Scala, and have become a somewhat persistent advocate for functional programming methodologies. While I haven’t been a developer for that long in the grand scheme of things, I do already have a fairly good idea of what sorts of environments I like to work in. I’ve found that smaller startups where I can work closely with others and develop good rapport with those I’m working alongside are where I do my best work and learn the most. I also really enjoy exploring and experimenting with newer, cutting-edge technologies, so I prefer working with companies that give me some degree of flexibility with regards to implementation details. Given all of that, when Tyrannosaurus Tech asked me to join their team, I was more than happy to jump at the opportunity. When I’m not at work, I enjoy things like rock climbing, go/weiqi/baduk, weightlifting, and reading dry, ponderous grammars of moribund languages spoken in far-flung regions of the globe. I obviously enjoy programming in my spare time too, but primarily with so-called “useless” languages like Haskell, Lisp, and C++. I’m really excited to be a part of the team here at Tyrannosaurus Tech, and in the short time I’ve been here, I’ve already gotten a chance to work on some great projects with some truly brilliant people. I look forward to helping this company become a household name in the Atlanta tech community.