Meet Team Dyalog

Meet the people who make it all happen – a few facts and a bit about each of us in our own words.

 

Gitte

Managing Director (CEO)

Based in: Danish flag

Joined Dyalog: April 2005

Gitte discovered APL in 1983. After graduating as a research biologist, she was offered 6 months of training in EDP (Electronic Data Processing). When exposed to APL she immediately fell in love and never looked back. Since then she has worked as an APL consultant, headed development and sales of commercial software based on APL and finally in 2005 ended up where she started, at an APL language vendor – but this time as the CEO.

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Morten

Chief Technical Director (CTO)

Based in: Danish flag

Joined Dyalog: April 2005

Morten joined Dyalog after spending about 15 years building up ideas for technical direction as a user of Dyalog – 10 as an APL Consultant and 5 as the CTO of Adaytum Software, developing a "shrink-wrapped" product which used Dyalog as the core technology. Before that, he spent about 10 years learning, using and helping clients install and maintain SHARP APL at I.P.Sharp Associates.

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Adám

Based in: British flag

Joined Dyalog: May 2015

Adám prides himself on having got APL with the breast-milk, as he attended his first APL conference at the age of one. He is adamant in many of his convictions, including that APL is by far the world's most superior programming language, and the only one worthy of being used day-to-day. His work is mainly in the development and maintenance of APL tools.

Andy

Operations Manager (COO)

Based in: British flag

Joined Dyalog: July 1987

Andy has spent most of his working life in support, supporting APL but also UNIX systems and high-end hardware. He is less the theorist and more the pragmatist. He is responsible for Dyalog's internal systems as well being involved with the development and QA processes.

Bjørn

Based in: Danish flag

Joined Dyalog: April 2005

Bjørn has been making add-ons for APL since the start of the '90s, first at Insight Systems ApS, then at Adaytum Software and now at Dyalog Ltd. He concentrates on moving things that are hard to do in APL or that have poor execution speeds into C so that they are callable from APL. The best known examples of these are SQAPL and Conga.

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Brian

APL Tools Architect

Based in: American flag

Joined Dyalog: March 2011

Brian learned APL in 1975 when as a freshman in high school he discovered that the typewriter that knew how to play football was actually a computer terminal hooked up to the University of Rochester's APL timesharing system. Brian has developed APL applications across a variety of industries including financial planning, manufacturing control, legislative tracking, full text databases and risk assessment. Brian has twice been recognised by the ACM's SigAPL for innovative APL development. "I'm very blessed to be a part of the Dyalog team; building tools that make it easier for our customers to do their jobs."

Fiona

Documentation Manager

Based in: British flag

Joined Dyalog: April 2013

Fiona joined Dyalog with twelve years of technical authoring experience but a programming background limited to Pascal and FORTRAN. She wishes she'd known about APL and Dyalog earlier in her academic life...

Geoff

Based in: British flag

Joined Dyalog: January 1977

Geoff is a '60s radical who has yet to repent of his optimism. The attitude pervades his approach to his Christianity, his politics and his computing.

Jason

I.T. Manager

Based in: British flag

Joined Dyalog: May 2007

Jason is one of the younger members of the team though he tries to disguise his youth with Linuxy facial hair. An "expert on everything" according to those in the know, he winces whenever anyone includes "www." in a URL.

JohnD

Chief Architect

Based in: British flag

Joined Dyalog: September 1991

If memory serves, which it often doesn't, John joined Dyalog Ltd fresh faced and eager after a degree in "Computer aided Chemistry" from www.surrey.ac.uk/chemistry/. John has been responsible for much of the User Interface work with Dyalog, including the GUI session, COM and .NET interfaces. John sits in the corner in the Dyalog office and can frequently be heard shouting at his computer.

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Josh

Based in: American flag

Joined Dyalog: June 2019

Josh was exposed to Dyalog APL during an internship with The Carlisle Group. He continued with APL and was a grand prize winner in the 2016 APL problem solving competition. A recent graduate from The University of Scranton with a degree in Computer Science, he now primarily serves as an APL consultant to North American clients and works on APL tools.

Karen

Customer Account Manager

Based in: British flag

Joined Dyalog: May 1992

Karen has been involved with Dyalog and APL for over 20 years. With an alternative job title of Chief Cat Herder, her administration and organisational talents ensure that everything behind the scenes at Dyalog Ltd is running smoothly.

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Karta

Based in: British flag

Joined Dyalog: April 2021

Karta completed his PhD in Theoretical Physics and stumbled upon APL entirely by happenstance. He joined Dyalog as a C/C++ programmer, with the aim of developing its utility for scientists and engineers.

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Michael

Based in: German flag

Joined Dyalog: February 2017

Michael got in contact with APL in the last century through his first job as Production Planning Analyst supporting an APL application. The speed in which development implemented any changes made him curious about that strange language – and the rest is history. In his rare moments away from the computer, Michael likes to spend time with his family, enjoys travelling, music and boring computer-games as well as board-games. He also loves British humour (claims to sometimes even understand it!), English tea and Danish cookies. Sometimes he sleeps.

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Nic

Based in: French flag

Joined Dyalog: August 2006

Originally attracted to APL by its simplicity, consistency and usability, as Nic joined Dyalog he started to realise that the true beauty of APL is the doors it opens to the human adventure. "Ask not what you can do for APL, ask what APL can do for you".

Pete

Based in: Greek flag

Joined Dyalog: September 1977

Pete had the amazing luck to be a member of the team, alongside John Scholes and Pauline Brand, that acquired what was then Dyadic Systems in 1990 and guided it through the formative years of Dyalog APL. His only truly wise business decision was to hand over the reins in 2005 and he now luxuriates in partial retirement on the Greek island of Alonissos. When not writing Dyalog documentation he struggles to learn to speak Greek and to play the bouzouki. He hopes one day to become semi-competent at both.

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RichardP

Based in: British flag

Joined Dyalog: October 2018

Richard discovered APL shortly after discovering Dyalog headquarters on his own doorstep in Bramley. With a degree in physics and interest in computing, he was surprised to have not heard of it before. He hopes to introduce many more people to APL so that fewer future experts have to be deprived of APL's prowess in conveying problem solutions to computation engines. He's wondering when is an appropriate time to tell them about his own personal duck collection.

RichardS

Development Manager

Based in: British flag

Joined Dyalog: June 2008

Richard joined Dyalog with a degree in computer science from City, University of London, and 20 years' experience of compiler development and language design. He develops and maintains the Dyalog interpreter and oversees its overall development.

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Rodrigo

Based in: Portuguese flag

Joined Dyalog: February 2021

Rodrigo stumbled on APL by accident in early 2020, as he posted programming challenges in an online code golf community. APL's simplicity, brevity, and affinity with mathematics got him hooked. Now Rodrigo is exercising his passions for teaching, programming, and mathematics, in an attempt to get many new people interested in APL.

Roger

Based in: Canadian flag

Joined Dyalog: January 2011

Roger has been an APL programmer since 1975 and an implementer of APL interpreters since 1989. His passion is writing beautiful and fast code.

Ron

Based in: American flag

Joined Dyalog: July 2020

Ron first encountered APL/360 in 1969, and then used it to teach Computer Science courses in the high schools of Hampton, Virginia. Over the years he was involved with several different APL implementation projects before doing a few non-APL things with Microsoft, Amazon, and an Internet Television company. During all those ventures APL has served him well as a tool for thought.

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Shuhao

Based in: British flag

Joined Dyalog: October 2020

Shuhao joined Dyalog after completing his Master's degree in physics and Bachelor's degree in maths. APL drew his attention as, unlike Fortran's formula translation, APL itself is mathematical formula. He is originally a C++ programmer and wants to make APL a vast competitor in science computational languages.

Stine

Based in: Danish flag

Joined Dyalog: May 2020

Stine (Kirstine) grew up around APL and her first encounter with many of Dyalog's customers was at the help desk whenever the user meetings were held in Denmark. Although her experience with APL is sadly lacking, her interest in management and accounting are being put to good use.

Vince

Based in: British flag

Joined Dyalog: June 1996

Vince enjoys helping customers. He is mainly a C programmer, but loves having Dyalog on his desktop as it's a really useful tool to do a quick calculation or write a quick program in. His computer runs Windows, and he uses command-line shells as well as the GUI.