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I’m a writer and a software engineering leader. I currently have the good fortune to serve as the CTO for Calm’s engineering team. I’ve previously worked at Stripe, Uber, Digg, a few other places, and much earlier I cofounded a misguided iOS gaming startup with Luke Hatcher, Monocle Studios. (We made tens of thousands of dollars in a year, 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, and in 2021 I published my second book, Staff Engineer. I track sales numbers in my annual review posts, the latest of which is for 2021. I’m not working on any book at the moment, although imagine I will write another sooner than later!
I’ve been writing on this blog, Irrational Exuberance, since 2007. In 2018, I started doing some speaking as well most notably about infrastructure migrations at QCon SF, and the infamous Digg v4 launch on the Internet History Podcast.
Further back, I grew up in North Carolina, studied computer science at Centre College in Kentucky, and spent a year in Japan on the JET Program.
If you want a bit more, check out my years in review: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017.
Will Larson has been a software engineering leader at Calm, Stripe, Uber, and Digg. He is the author of An Elegant Puzzle and Staff Engineer. Before moving to San Francisco, he grew up in North Carolina, and studied Computer Science at Centre College in Kentucky.
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