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I'm a software engineering leader, and have the good fortune to support the team at Calm. to work atCalm. Before that, I had the good fortunate to work atStripe,Uber,Digg, anda few other places. I also cofounded a misguided iOS gaming startup,Monocle Studios, withLuke Hatcher. We madethousandsof dollars over six months, and spent the next six years trying to figure out how to stop paying taxes.)
In 2019, I published my first book,An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management. In 2021, I published my second book,Staff Engineer. I imagine I'll write another book at some point, although nothing further is in progress right now!
I've been writing on this blog,Irrational Exuberance, since 2007, and have writtena bit over six hundred posts so far. In 2018, I started doing some speaking as well, most notably aboutinfrastructure migrations at QCon SF, and theinfamous Digg v4 launchon the Internet History Podcast.
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Will Larson has been a software engineering leader and engineer at Calm, Stripe, Uber, and Digg. He grew up in North Carolina, studied Computer Science at Centre College in Kentucky, spent a year in Japan on the JET Program teaching English, and has been living in San Francisco since 2009. He is the author ofAn Elegant PuzzleandStaff Engineer.