I'm Robert Lechte, an idealist who wants more humanistic technology and a fairer society. I'm not actually a DJ, and not to be confused with Robert Lechte the swedish handball player.
My interest areas/hobby-horses:
I want to build radically different user interfaces, that remove the divide between users and programmers. I want development environments and operating systems that are instantaneous, interactive, and fully, pervasively programmable.
I want interfaces that don't constrain information artifically by trapping it within separate applications.
I want socialism and a classless society, and I think the best way to achieve that is by relentlessly pushing society's institutions to the left, rebuilding unionized working class power, and seizing all the capital into public ownership. PS bernie woulda won
Databases, particularly migration tools.
I'm building a radically different migration tool because I believe the existing tools suck. I'm also building a new service: CI for databases, to solve problems with database deployments. Register your interest.
I write here and there mostly about the future of programming, and left politics.
I talk at conferences and meetups occasionally, my preferred topic is more humanistic software. I also talk about databases, and sometimes even politics.
|Instant-feedback, instant-debugging Python coding||PyCon Australia||
|Your database migrations are bad, and you should feel bad||
Open source projects
I'm the creator of several open source software projects.
A schema comparison and migration tool for PostgreSQL
Tabular data and SQL for people who don't have time to faff about
Multi-column, multi-direction offset-free paging library for sqlalchemy
Zero-config best practice python logging
Easily listen and process PostgreSQL NOTIFY messages
Automatic python version and virtualenv management
Better python csv file handling
Miscellaneous boilerplate for working with SQL databases