About

January 09, 2020

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 play lots of music and learn cool new things. I also maintain another blog that's dives more into the inside baseball of building stuff.

Some things I've done in past lives include being an early engineer at Formation, building blazingly-fast compilers at Google, accidentally making Facebook a lot of money, and pushing the state of the art in Haskell. 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 Saigon, Vietnam, 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!