Hi, we are Chris Coyne, co-founder of OkCupid, and MIT professor Hal Abelson, founding director of Creative Commons and the Free Software Foundation. We're both participants in the world's first Algorithm Auction -- AUA!
We are MIT professor Hal Ableson, author (with Gerald Sussman) of the popular computer science textbook Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, founding director of Creative Commons, Public Knowledge, and the Free Software Foundation, and creator of the first "turtle graphics" system in 1969 that is featured in the Algorithm Auction – joined by Chris Coyne (proof!), co-creator of OkCupid and Keybase, and, a long time ago, SparkNotes. The OkCupid Compatibility Calculation, an algorithm that has changed millions of lives, is also part of the Algorithm Auction.
The Algorithm Auction, created by Ruse Laboratories, is the world’s first auction celebrating the aesthetic beauty and unique influence of pure code at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. You can learn more about it here.
THANKS ALL! This was a lot of fun. -Chris