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Alex Gaynor

Washington, D.C. alex.gaynor@gmail.com
https://alexgaynor.net https://github.com/alex

Stuff I've done

  • Comfortable programming in Python, Ruby, Java, C, C++, Javascript, SQL, Rust, Go.
  • Migrated billions of files and database rows without any user visible impact
  • Debugged a memory leak by staring at a core dump
  • Discovered a security vulnerability in Glibc
  • Introduced a new exception tracking tool, reducing error rates and improving log quality.
  • Advocated for, made policy of, and implemented major feature and security improvements to the Python 2.7 ssl module.
  • Added multiple database support to Django.
  • Created the Python Cryptography Authority, including recruiting contributors, writing code, and driving uptake.
  • Wrote a Ruby interpreter in Python.
  • Made many other substantial contributions to Django, PyPy, CPython, PyCA Cryptography, and others.
  • Programmed many other computers.

Work

  • Staff Software Engineer, Mozilla March 2017 -
  • Software Engineer, United States Digital Service January 2015 - January 2017
  • Director, Python Software Foundation April 2013 - June 2016
  • Software Engineer, Rackspace May 2013 - January 2015
  • Director, Django Software Foundation July 2012 - June 2013
  • Software Engineer, Rdio June 2012 - May 2013
  • Software Developer, Intern, Quora May 2011 - August 2011
  • Web Developer, Eldarion September 2009 - May 2011
  • Software Developer, Intern, The Onion May 2009 - August 2009

Education

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2008-2012

B.S. Computer Science