Mio Alter

Hello! I am software engineer based in NYC. I currently work on Machine Learning infrastructure at Spotify. Before that, I worked on ML and ML infrastructure at Stripe, including on Rainier, a Scala library for Bayesian inference.

Prior to moving into industry, I received a PhD in Math from UT-Austin and, some time before that, I worked at the infamous Kim's Video. It turns out that having to figure out how really technical stuff works without getting lost in the details and enjoying digging up esoteric connections between things—e.g. the cat in Darkman (1990) is the cat in Pet Sematary (1989)—are both pretty useful skills in software!

I love functional programming. I have the most experience writing Scala, am confortable writing Java, and I'm generally excited about learning new things, programming languages included.