Eric Wastl is a Software Architect at Synacor and created PHP Sadness and Vanilla JS. He also writes open-source code on GitHub and CPAN, and has released a bunch of software. He's been a speaker at several conferences, including OSCON, php[tek], Buffalo Unconference, and BarCamp Rochester. He really likes hexagons and first-class functions.
If you want to bug Eric, he's @ericwastl on Twitter.