My name is Patrick S. Barrett. I do mostly software stuff these days, if I have a choice it probably gets written in Rust or Lua.
My day job has been taking up most of my life lately, though I have a few projects that straddle the
line between work and hobbies. The main one being
cosock, which is a new coroutine executor written
from scratch in pure lua that provides a full LuaSocket wrapped interface that lets you run code
written on plain LuaSockets without modification, just pulling the code in with
Aside from that I have a few projects that have largely languished lately, that I'm hoping to get back to. The one I think about most is a CoAP protocol implementation built on top of Tokio. Most of my projects lately have been written in Rust in which I've so far written a simple static site generator, along with a few other things.
Professionally, I'm currently a Staff Software Engineer at SmartThings on the Hub Edge Platform Team. I originated and was the primary developer for the base of SmartThings' new Edge Device Driver Platform, a system to run user-written code on the SmartThings hubs that our users already owned. I developed the majority of the "Runner", the rust process that runs within an OS sandbox, and the "Broker", which runs outside the sandbox providing permissioned access to to the various networks supported by the hub as well as other local resources.
I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering in 2013. From that, I still have have a personal interest in designing and building low-level electronics projects and learning more about real world wireless communication protocols, but I haven't done much noteworthy with those since leaving school unfortunately.