We are please to announce that, following our recent hiring process, we have taken on two additional consultants in order to meet our upcoming commitments.

Andres Löh

Andres started using Haskell in 1997. Since then, he has used Haskell for most of his programming projects. He has participated in the ICFP programming contest multiple times, and won it in a team together with Duncan Coutts, Ian Lynagh and Ganesh Sittampalam in 2004, with an all-Haskell entry.

Andres is a well-known member of the Haskell community. He maintains several tools and libraries on Hackage. He has also packaged Haskell compilers and libraries for the Gentoo and NixOS Linux distributions.

Andres obtained a PhD in Computer Science from Utrecht University in 2004. Since 2004, he has worked as a lecturer and researcher at the Institute of Cybernetics in Tallin, and at the universities of Freiburg, Bonn, and Utrecht. Andres' research is focused on improving abstraction and reuse in functional programs, by using or enhancing the underlying type system. His interests also include embedded domain specific languages, version control and typesetting.

Andres was the program chair of the 2006 ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Haskell. He has served as a program committee member for several other academic conferences and has published regularly at conferences and journals. He also has extensive experience in teaching Haskell to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as people with an industrial background.

Andres will begin working for Well-Typed in November.

Dmitry Astapov

Dmitry has ten years of experience using Haskell for solving practical problems. He has used Haskell as a day-to-day scripting language, for large and small projects, at full-time jobs and in consulting projects. He has created several hackage packages and contributed to various Haskell projects including darcs, xmonad, bytestring, happs, HaXml and lambdabot. He has written several tutorials, written content for the Haskell wiki, and is currently editor of a Russian-language magazine on functional programming for which he writes articles on a regular basis. He has supported Haskell newcomers and mentored students as part of the Google Summer of Code programme.

He holds a bachelors degree in applied math and a specialists degree in computer science from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, Ukraine.

Dmitry has already started working for Well-Typed.