About me

Hi, I’m Wyatt Childers, although, you may have also heard of me by the alias, Dark Arc.


Currently, I’m a Software Engineer at Lock3 Software working on implementing C++ constexpr reflection and metaprogramming, with a heavy focus on the clang C++ compiler frontend.

Prior to this work, I was at Patriot Software working as a full stack web developer primarily in Ruby on Rails, and AngularJS.

Formal education

I graduated from The University of Akron in May of 2016 after three years, starting in August of 2013. I have a variety of old class projects licensed under GPL, which can be found on my GitHub page for reference, please use them responsibly. These are not industrial grade software, and shouldn’t be used as such without proper review, by the same regard, be smart, if you’re a student, don’t try to use these projects in your class — especially verbatim — you will get caught.

Open source

I’ve both created, and contributed to, a number of open source projects over the years, primarily in Java, JavaScript, and C++.


I’ve been involved in, and (co-)founded several gaming groups over the years. Most recently, I created Packet Loss Gaming with the intention to create and promote, a friendly environment of respectful gamers.

During my time in the gaming word, I’ve developed a variety of software which ranges from non-trivial game modifications, to community administrative tools — while this wasn’t always the case, much of this work is now open source.


I would consider myself an avid hiker. While there were a few years where I didn’t do much hiking. I’ve been hiking pretty much my entire life; I try as much as possible to get out, go on an adventure, explore, and see what there is to be seen.


I started using Linux as my primary operating system in early 2013. For various reasons, I briefly had to go back to Windows for about a year, before returning to Linux, and removing Windows from my computers in 2014. I’m a huge fan of both GNOME and KDE software, they both have their pros and cons, and the care in recent years exhibited by both of their communities is exceptionally evident. I’m currently using KDE Neon as my preferred Linux distribution — for any KDE user, I would highly recommend it.