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Matthew Bekkema

Class Year: 2016

Scholarship: Young Technologists

University: University of Wollongong

State: NSW

Focus Area

Technology and innovation

Matthew Bekkema

Class Year: 2016

Scholarship: Young Technologists

University: University of Wollongong

State: NSW

Focus Area

Technology and innovation

Biography

I'm a first-year Computer Science student with a passion for programming and mathematics. I spend my free time learning everything I can about computers and contributing to Free Software projects when I am able to. I have most recently become interested in pure functional programming which I learn about by solving the problems at Project Euler in Haskell. I have two major goals for the future: the first is that all of our software will be provably bug free; the second is that everybody will have control over their technology rather than the other way around.

Interests & Passions

  • GNU/Linux and other Unix-like systems
  • Pure functional programming
  • Python scripting
  • Git and similar distributed version control systems
  • Mathematical thinking

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