David Wood - @davidtwco
davidtwco around the internet, or on my website.
Contributing to open source is a lot of fun and I love doing it - I mostly contribute to rustc,
the compiler for the Rust programming language (as a compiler team
contributor, a stepping stone to full compiler team membership).
Throughout my time contributing, I've been a member of the non-lexical lifetimes (NLL),
async/await and diagnostics working groups and have been a
co-lead of the polymorphisation and meta working groups. My
contributions have included the
#[non_exhaustive] attribute from RFC 2008 and
polymorphisation, a code-size/compile-time optimisation for reducing unnecessary monomorphisation.
I've also contributed to other open source projects, such as NixOS - a reproducible Linux distribution - and Zulip - a real-time chat application with threading. You can find an exhaustive list of my open source contributions on GitHub.
I love investing in things that will pay off in the long-term, so I've maintained a dotfiles
repository for years. The most recent manifestation of this is
veritas, my personal
mono-repo which contains the declarative configuration for all of my desktops, servers and laptops -
including dotfiles, packages and my website!