Baldur is an icelandic developer working at Standard Chartered Bank, London. He is active in the Haskell community and a moderator on r/haskell.
Talks I've Given
Lightning Talk: Stolen Instances Taste Just Fine
Featuring Baldur Blondal
Deriving is a powerful feature of GHC. With an extension (or Template Haskell) a programmer can safely derive (steal) instances from other data types of the same representation (or arbitrary isomorphic data types). This avoids boilerplate but also allows users to build a vocabulary of derivations...ghc haskell typeclasses applicatives monoid types pattern deriving