Beta logo, with winged snake wrapped around

beta.vero.site

obviously, a held item you can use to Mega Evolve into a betaveros.

Introduction

Hi! I'm Brian, most common online handle betaveros. I like programming and designing user interfaces, as well as puzzles.

About Me

Currently, I am pursing a Masters of Engineering at MIT in computational music. Previously, I graduated from MIT (undergrad) with a double major in mathematics and computer science in 2019, and spent that summer and the one before it interning at MemSQL.

I have many other interests. Computers-wise, they include cybersecurity, functional programming, and programming language design. Math-wise, I enjoy complexity theory and combinatorics. I have also been known to sing/rap/play instruments inside or outside the shower, and graphic design is, as they say, my passion.

Personal Links

Things I've made:

Tech I've been involved with:

Groups I'm part of:

  • 6.004, MIT's "Computation Structures": I was a lab assistant for the 2018–2019 school year and am now a teaching assistant.
  • SIPB, MIT's (oldest) student computing group. We run many services, like scripts.mit.edu, which is currently serving this website.
  • ESP, a student group that runs educational programs for middle- and high-school students. I've worked a lot on the open-source ESP website, a custom Django site we manage our programs with.
  • Galactic Puzzle Hunt, an annual puzzle event held by ✈✈✈ Galactic Trendsetters ✈✈✈ since 2017.
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Puzzles I've written:

If you aren't familiar with puzzlehunt puzzles, I also wrote a fairly comprehensive Introduction to Puzzlehunts.

More about me:

I also like Vim, RSS, sushi, fish (shell), Pentatonix, Ace Attorney, and lots more things.

Through my elementary to high school years, I lived on a small East Asia island whose political status is complicated enough to get its own Wikipedia article.

In my spare time, I improve my mostly irrelevant FAQ; randomly link to TVTropes in order to enhance others' lives; insert hyperbole into literally every sentence; politely encourage people to use dashes instead of hyphens when appropriate; and fly my dragon companion.

Links of Whenever

I have a large collection of links. Here is a sample that is updated when I feel like it.

Art

art by Trevor Fox Red dragon and rider. Digital illustration.