Anders Pearson

Senior Programmer

Utrecht Area, Netherlands
Higher Education

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Anders Pearson's Overview

  • editor at music (for robots)
  • member at Web Standards Project

190 connections


Anders Pearson's Summary

I like high availability systems. I like software that doesn't break. I like functional languages and immutable data structures.

I'm interested in concurrency models and distributed systems.

Specialties: Python, Go, Erlang, Postgresql, Django, Linux, REST, Salt, Xen, Cellular Automata, Cucumber, Selenium.

I also do strange, organic, detailed abstract art.

Anders Pearson's Experience



November 2009Present (4 years 11 months) Global

Contributing artist for ARTSHO 1 through 4. Planned, created, and delivered oil paintings, watercolor, colored pencil, and acrylic work for charity art auction. Also assisted with international art transportation, gallery hanging, and event logistics.

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Higher Education industry

January 2000Present (14 years 9 months)

Application development , sysadmin and devopsy stuff. Python, Go, Perl, Java, JS, Django, PostgreSQL, Linux, Apache, nginx, Salt, Git, Jenkins, AWS, Docker, Xen, Backbone.



March 1999Present (15 years 7 months)

created the community/weblog. wrote backend software, designed front-end, wrote large amounts of content, and i maintain the site.


music (for robots)

April 2004September 2008 (4 years 6 months)

writer, editor, and co-founder of one of the top music weblogs online. music (for robots) [] has been featured in articles in Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, and Reuters among many others and nominated for countless online awards.

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Internet industry

January 2003January 2008 (5 years 1 month)

collecting, writing, editting developer resources. site maintenance.

Anders Pearson's Skills & Expertise

  1. Python
  2. Perl
  3. PostgreSQL
  4. XML
  5. Apache
  6. Software Engineering
  7. Django
  8. Erlang
  9. RabbitMQ
  10. N3
  11. JavaScript
  12. Git
  13. abstract comics
  14. Drawing
  15. Art
  16. Fine Art

Anders Pearson's Education

Columbia University

BS, Computer Engineering

September 1999May 2001

Bates College

BS, Physics

September 1996May 2001

it was a combined plan with Columbia.

Activities and Societies: fencing team (epee), WRBC radio dj.

Nanjing University

certificate, mandarin chinese

August 1997December 1997

Anders Pearson's Additional Information


music, painting (oils), travel, languages (human and computer), yoga, guitars, math, scotch.

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music (for robots) was nominated for a 2005 PLUG Award in the "Best music website" category alongside pitchforkmedia,,, and a few others.

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