About

June 4, 2018

Hi there! You've unwittingly stumbled upon We Can Solve This, the "experimental lifestyle project" of Sandy Maguire. It used to just be my blog, but then I somehow convinced the Lithuanian government to give me a visa based solely on its merits, and so here we are.

You can find me on GitHub, on Last.fm, and on goodreads.

I might best be described somewhere between independent researcher and voluntarily-unemployed bum. At the ripe old age of 27 I decided to quit my highly-lucrative engineering job and decide to focus more on living than on grinding for the man. It's what you might call a work in progress.

In my copious spare time, I build clocks, write software libraries, design video games, and play lots of music. Ostensibly I'm writing a book about the folklore behind mathematical engineering. I also maintain another blog that's dives more into the inside baseball of building cool things.

Some things I've done in past lives include being an early engineer at Formation, building blazingly-fast compilers at Google, and accidentally making Facebook a lot of money. Despite being retired, I might be interested in helping you with any of these things too, so get in touch.

I hold a Bachelors Degree in Honors Software Engineering from the University of Waterloo, which is a fantastic school that I recommend you attend.

Originally I come from very northern Canada, but have since lived in ten cities throughout four different countries. Currently I'm located in Vilnius, Lithuania, and before you ask why, it's because I like it here. Go figure.

Want to talk? Feel free to email me. I'd love to hear from you!