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I’m a software engineering leader, and have the good fortune
to serve as the CTO supporting the engineering team at Calm.
Before that, I got to work at
and a few other places.
I also cofounded a misguided iOS gaming startup,
with Luke Hatcher. We
made thousands of 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,
which has sold rougly 35,000 copies in two years.
In 2021, I published my second book, Staff Engineer,
which so far has sold about 7,000 copies in its first two months.
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 written a bit over six hundred posts so far.
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.
Will Larson has been a software engineering leader 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 of An Elegant Puzzle and Staff Engineer.
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