Vijith Assar will be reading at the  Difficult to Name Reading Series  on April 9 at Study Hall.

Vijith Assar will be reading at the Difficult to Name Reading Series on April 9 at Study Hall.

You’ve been writing a lot of great, compelling pieces lately that combine your various expertise with beautifully crafted prose. Was your first love art or, I don’t know the exact term, but sort of science/technology stuff?

Chronologically, certainly art. I was always both creative and nerdy as a kid, but twenty years ago it was much harder to engage the latter side. On the other hand, I only began paying attention to computers after I started working at a recording studio, so sometimes they don't really feel like distinct fields.

You won that TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 Hackathon. What was that experience like?

I spent the whole night trying to fix one tiny bug, but in the end I couldn't do it, so I actually contributed very little code. After giving up, I instead started trying to write a script to use during our presentation in front of the judges, but the other people on the team eventually asked me to cut out all the best obnoxious jokes. The snacks were wonderful.
 
You’re a very kind and generous person. I remember at the last DTN back in July 2015, the microphone didn’t work and you offered to help and you fixed it. That’s not a question, I just still really appreciate that. You saved the day.

Happy to help. Do you have anything for me to fix this time around? I could break something first if necessary. Just say the word.
 
What can people expect from your reading?

Maybe I'll just read through some of my favorite JavaScript.