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Chris Arcand


Software developer at HashiCorp 👨‍💻 Formerly: Red Hat, NBC SportsEngine. RubyMN organizer. OSS, distributed teams, and keyboards. I make pointless connections to Minnesota as a Minnesotan does

Minneapolis, MN


  1. Accepted a position at Sport Ngin!

    I'm thrilled to announce that I've just accepted a position at Sport Ngin as a software engineer on their development team. [READ MORE]


  2. Sublime Text Settings and Dotfiles

    There are tons of people who save Sublime Text configuration files in GitHub repositories, and there are tons of people who keep a collection of dotfiles. Maybe it's the difference between Linux and Mac users, but there are not a lot of people who have Sublime Text settings stored in their symlinked dotfiles. The distinction I make is this: Most people that I've found with Sublime Text settings simply clone a 'sublime-text-settings' repository right over the top of the default directory. Under a more Linuxy mindset, you'd have a repo of dotfiles which would contain your text editor settings and... [READ MORE]


  3. Movie Projections using Relational Databases and Classification

    This Spring I worked with Brian Salter and Rich Jeffery to complete a semester long project using relational databases to predict upcoming movie outcomes. We wanted to do something with an exceedingly large amount of data, just for fun - and decided that movies were a good example of something with large amounts of data that would fit well in relations. We came up with a motivation for our research: Using existing data on past movies and available data on upcoming movies, can we accurately predict how well upcoming movies will do? More specifically, using metrics of past movies such... [READ MORE]