Brian Marick

[Brian Marick](http://exampler.com/) was first exposed to the functional style in [1983](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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](http://common-lisp.net/) to a [now-defunct computer architecture](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systems_Engineering_Laboratories#SEL_32_series). That led him to a reading spree about all things Lisp, the language from which the functional style [arguably originated](http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/lfp/index.html). He’s been a language geek ever since, despite making most of his living as a software process [consultant](http://exampler.com/consulting.html). He’s the author of the popular [Midje](https://github.com/marick/Midje) testing library for Clojure and has written two books ([Everyday Scripting with Ruby](http://pragprog.com/book/bmsft/everyday-scripting-with-ruby) and [Programming Cocoa with Ruby](http://pragprog.com/book/bmrc/programming-cocoa-with-ruby)).