Joe Ganley

I make software and sometimes other things.


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A coworker and I were discussing the relative rarity of people like me, namely PhDs who are great software engineers and who are good at actually getting things done. He conjectured that there would be a strong correlation between those traits and how quickly one finished their PhD. Certainly that fits in my case; I did my PhD in 2.5 years. I'm curious as to how strong this correlation might be, and I'll be collecting data about it going forward.