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My bio

I'm an independent software engineer applying compiler technology to the data space.

I work on Trustfall, an engine that allows querying any datasource: APIs, files, databases, LLMs, or any combination of them. Check it out in your browser: this link will let you run the HackerNews query "Which GitHub or Twitter users are commenting on stories about OpenAI?"

I'm also the author of cargo-semver-checks, a linter for semantic versioning of Rust libraries.

Previously, I was a principal engineer at Kensho, working on query technology and developer productivity tools. I've also held architecture, management, and tech lead individual contributor roles, as well as stewarding Kensho's new grad and early-career recruiting strategy.

I firmly believe that early-career people are generally undervalued across our industry. I believe it's possible to do much better than the current "industry standard" hiring practices, and that doing so results in both more effective and more diverse teams.

I've written about hiring on my blog. While at Kensho, the team I assembled built and deployed cross-database query technology. I am as proud of the work we did as I am of the team we did it with: we had top diversity numbers, and almost everyone on the team had 2 or fewer years of industry experience.

One of the folks who joined my team first as an intern and then as a full-time engineer wrote a blog post about his experience having me as his mentor.

I've presented my work at many conferences and meetups. You can find the full list on the Talks page.

I enjoy skiing, both playing and watching ice hockey, and good sci-fi books and TV shows such as the Expanse series.

Selected awards

As an intern at Dropbox during the summer of 2013, I also won a runner-up "Beast Mode" (best of show) Hack Week award for building a pool shot coach system. The system offered shot advice by tracking the balls and cue stick positions using machine vision and an overhead camera.


I earned a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2015. At MIT, I did performance engineering and computer security research:

During the summers between college semesters, I did software engineering internships at Palantir, Dropbox, and Firebase (shortly before the Google acquisition). I am deeply grateful to the kind folks at those companies that mentored me and helped me get to where I am today.