About Me


My name is Michael Leany (pronounced LAY-nee), or Mike for short. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly, but mistakenly, known as the Mormon Church. At 19 years of age I served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ in the Chilean cities of Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, Coquimbo, La Serena, Quillota, El Melón and Nogales. I have also served as a volunteer worker at one of the Church's temples.

I studied computer science at the university, and I am currently working as a programmer for a printing company called RR Donnelley. I also enjoy writing chess engines in my spare time.

I am currently writing a chess engine called Tin Man. It is more or less a rewrite of my old engine, Vapor, into the Rust programming language. It has not yet been released, but I hope to release a version soon.

My old chess engine, Vapor, is still available for download. It is derived from an even older chess engine called Zilch, which was never released.