Brian Marick

[Brian Marick]( was first exposed to the functional style in [1983](, when the accident of knowing a little bit of Lisp tossed him into the job of technical lead on a project to port [Common Lisp]( to a [now-defunct computer architecture]( That led him to a reading spree about all things Lisp, the language from which the functional style [arguably originated]( He’s been a language geek ever since, despite making most of his living as a software process [consultant]( He’s the author of the popular [Midje]( testing library for Clojure and has written two books ([Everyday Scripting with Ruby]( and [Programming Cocoa with Ruby](