My name is Leonard James Bedner, though I’m mainly known by my online handle, Challseus.

My wife really, really hates that I rarely smile in any pictures.

I’ve been a professional programmer since 2004. I’m currently a Senior Software Engineer at iHeartMedia in the digital division in New York City, working on the iHeartRadio platform.

I live in Poughkeepsie, NY, which gives me a 2+ hour door to door commute time (one way!). I’ve been commuting to New York City since 2004. I hate commuting.

As long as I’ve been working, I’ve been making games in my spare time. It really is my true passion, and I don’t see that ever changing. But hey, I have a long commute to work, and can confirm that a huge percentage of all my games have been developed on the train. So there’s that.

Daddy’s little princess.

I have a beautiful wife who I’ve been with since 1998 (married in 2010; yes, I take my time with things) and an equally beautiful daughter who was born in 2014.

When not spending time with my family, or developing video games, I, well, you know, play video games! I’m also a fitness nut, and love going to my gym, which is my place of peace, my Nirvana, if you will. I also play a lot of tennis to stay fit as well.

It’s too bad Roger Federer is coming to the end of his career. I’ve improved enough to give him a run for his money 🙂