Phil Tomson


Phil Tomson



Phil likes cats, gardening, Kurosawa films, cooking Indian food, functional programming and the occasional hardware project. He resides in a curiously walkable part of Central Beaverton. In his day job at Intel he does emu… well, he can’t talk about that, but it’s kind of like that movie Inception.

He’s actually not a big puzzle fan; he’d rather write a program to solve the Sudoku for him.

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* Adventures in Hipster Programming: Solving a Math Puzzle Using a Genetic Algorithm Programmed in OCaml

I heard Will Shortz pose a mathematical puzzle on NPR on a Sunday Morning in January and I thought, "Hey, I can solve that with a genetic algorithm!" In OCaml. I'll show you how in this talk.
Phil Tomson