Dean Turpin -- Senior Software Engineer

Senior software engineer with 20+ years of commercial experience. Motivated self-learner, advocate of modern C++, Linux, automation and knowledge sharing.

  • Languages: C++20/23, Bash, Python, Haskell; OOP, Functional
  • Design: Multithreading, Data Structures, Algorithms
  • Build: QtCreator, VS Code, GNU Make, CMake, Ninja, Visual Studio
  • Source control: Git, Gerrit, Subversion
  • CI/CD: GitLab, Jenkins, TDD, Profiling
  • Google: Benchmark, Test, Cloud
  • Networking: TCP/UDP, OSI, Wireshark
  • Platforms: Linux, ARM, Windows 11
  • Documentation: GitHub Copilot, ChatGPT, Doxygen, Mermaid
  • Protocols: FIX, XMPP, SIP, gSOAP, PCM
  • Dev: Agile, Jira, Slack, Security Clearance
  • Education: Computer Science BSc. 2:2 from Manchester University

C++ experience and side-projects

Commercially I develop using C++17, so I feel it is important to explore the latest C++ features in my personal projects. These cover topics such as audio processing, trading strategy back-testing and OpenAI.

I'm an advocate of ad-hoc scripting for rapid development of ideas, and I believe a solid foundation in ubiquitous languages like Bash and Python is essential in CI and cloud computing. I also have an interest in a more functional approach offered by compile-time programming and Haskell.

See my personal project pipelines:


  1. C++ concurrency support library
  2. Daily FX/crypto backtester
  3. Teach yourself C++ in 45 years -- training material using OpenAI
  4. C++ recipes
  5. Discrete Fourier transforms in C++23 -- Fourier analysis without 3rd-party libraries


  1. Online logbook -- using GitBook
  2. Static website generator -- a one line website generator (maybe two)
  3. Check my websites are up -- top level domain topology
  4. GitLab CI pipelines -- this web page


  1. Command line OpenAI wrapper
  2. OpenAI sandbox
  3. Haskell energy usage calculations
  4. Curated list of tech quotes
  5. Skills timeline generator in R
  6. Blender renders
  7. Watchmaking resources
  8. Building projects
  9. Airbnb landing page
  10. Brighton recommendations

Top level domains


C++ git Linux Compiler Issues Misc
Day job C++17 GitLab on prem Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) g++ 9 GitLab issues Qt 5.15.2, CMake, clang-format, Wirehshark, bash, DBeaver, vim
By night C++23 Ubuntu 23.04 (Lunar Lobster) g++ 12.2 GitLab issues GitLab VS Code web IDE, Google Cloud Platform (Sapphire Rapids), FIX, GoogleTest/Benchmark, Linux kernel 6.2, ChatGPT, GitHub Copilot, Python 3.11.2, CMake 3.25.1

Skills timeline

Influential technology

Technologies that have had a positive, lasting impact on me as a developer.

  • 2023: Google Benchmark, Haskell, ChatGPT, shellcheck, Sapphire Rapids, AVX, GitHub Copilot
  • 2022: SIP, GitBook, Compiler Explorer (on prem), GitLab (on prem), GitLab service desk, git worktrees, FIX, constexpr (for UB), GoogleTest, VS Code web IDE
  • 2021: std::format, TMP, C++20 ranges and views (lazy evaluation)
  • 2020: Blender, Media servers, ZeroMQ, Tracy profiler, Raspberry Pi
  • 2019: Cloud computing, R/notebooks, GitLab, Hugo
  • 2018: Docker
  • 2017: Cryptocurrency, blockchain
  • 2016: C++1z
  • 2015: git, GitHub

  • Rendered with ♥ on Thu Apr 20 19:52:54 UTC 2023 by an Ubuntu 9 (stretch) VM
  • Last commit message "review"
  • Quote of the day "Multithreading is just one damn thing after, before, or simultaneous with another - Scott Meyers and Andrei Alexandrescu"

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