Patrick is a Senior at Cornell University, pursuing a BA in Linguistics and Computer Science. In particular, he is interested in compiler technologies and building high-level, easy-to-use abstractions that maintain well-defined performance characteristics. With over ten years experience in C++ through open source, academic, and industry work, Patrick is enthusiastic about pushing the our understanding of C++ forward. To that end, Patrick teaches an informal C++ course that focuses on introducing students to idiomatic, modern C++ style and producing clean code. When not working at a computer, Patrick spends his time studying ancient languages and playing jazz harmonica.