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# introduce-yourself
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Paul Reichert

12/19/2022, 3:52 PM
Hi, I'm Paul (from Karlsruhe, Germany) and I discovered the Future of Coding podcast only a few days ago, feeling it resonate a lot with visions and yearnings accompanying me for the last 30+% of my life and being soaked into a huge rabbit hole of great ideas. When I was a kid, one of my hobbies was imagining a program mixer. I'd take two computer programs and the program mixer would spit out a new piece of software. It was a great feeling to think about all the possibilities that (imaginary) program mixer would give me. Later, I had some fun with Cycle.js and even wrote an own prototypical FRP framework with some different accents. I also contributed a little to Athens Research, which is still my personal knowledge base. Unfortunately, I have a hard time getting my long-term ideas to paper -- I definitely have to work on it. Today, the more I think about programming, the more I feel that it's about organizing knowledge. A nice code base is like a well-written book. In both cases, a lot of refactoring, "debugging" and striving for consistency and clarity is required. (And source code is just one of many knowledge fragments in a project...) Sometimes, when our underlying theories change, we have to "reframe" an entire code or knowledge base. Maybe similar tools can help in both situations. Might there be a single tool for programming and knowledge organization? Right now, I am reading some climate science to build an explorable explanation of the underlying history and epistemology for beginners. The heart of the explanation will be a series of simulations of various basic climate models (e.g. earth=blackbody, no regional variations etc.), all of them being simple enough to run in a web browser. The most complex model will take into account water vapor and the user will be able to fiddle with the parameters. I have a twofold interest in this project: I have a passion learning and explaining things. On the other hand, I'm struggling myself with basing my epistemology on solid ground and expect to learn a lot from how climate scientists (or other scientists) bootstrapped their epistemology. If someone's interested in working together, just text me! :)
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Nils Berg

12/20/2022, 12:30 AM
Oh hey, another Karlsruhe person, what are the odds? 😃
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Paul Reichert

12/20/2022, 9:23 AM
What a nice surprise! Would you enjoy a short meetup in some café in the new year?
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Nils Berg

12/20/2022, 9:25 AM
Sure! Just be warned that I’m much less of an active force in bringing forth the future of coding than (I feel) many of the other folks around here :)
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Paul Reichert

12/20/2022, 9:35 AM
No worries (I guess most of my projects never got finished either and I seem to have thought more than I created in the last years). But I enjoy getting to know people with similar interests. (I see from your introduction that you were working on your Master's thesis in June 2021 -- me too, good timing)
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Maximilian Ernestus

01/17/2023, 11:56 PM
Maybe you guys want to join #in-germany? Looks like there is going to be an Berlin meetup in February.
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