The Author

I'm Navin. I usually live in Sydney, Australia.

I help build software systems. I prefer the functional style of programming and am partial to working with a statically typed language, with property-based testing. I have written production software in Haskell, Clojure, Rust, Python, Ruby and Javascript. For the last few years I've worked mainly on teams with data scientists and programmers and prior to that, I mostly worked with Rails projects.

I studied Computer Science when Z-80s and 6502s were the microprocessors of the day and the university lab splurged on a bunch of NeXT workstations. My Operating Systems class involved group readings of the Unix kernel source. Some mathematicians on campus were nice to me once and 10 years later I found myself with a PhD in pure mathematics and a couple of publications to my name.

I have been around the block a few times, and lived a few very different lives. These include:

  • Research mathematician and teacher
  • PKI, Identity and Trust afficionado
  • Information security architect and consultant
  • Manager at a consulting firm and at a bank

If there's one thing that's been a constant, it's that I like to learn - really a lot.

The Site

This site is hosted on GitHub using their Pages feature.

It is created using the static site generator zola and uses the hermit_zola theme.


All original textual content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0)


Feel free to get in touch. My email address is navin at novemberkilo.com

I don't have comments enabled on this site so if you'd like to point out an error, or suggest an improvement, please use email.

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