I‘m Bryan Irace, a software engineer from Brooklyn, NY. I currently work at Stripe.
Prior to Stripe, I was a founding team member and CTO at a company called Prefer (founded by Scott Belsky of Adobe/Behance). We worked on Prefer – a platform for the future of good jobs and independent work – for over three years but eventually shut it down in January 2019. I’m very sad that we couldn’t make it work, but am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work on such an ambitious project along with such an amazing group of people.
I led development on Tumblr for iOS from March 2012 through November 2015. During my last few months there, I also ran the core Android, API, and internal developer tooling teams.
Prior to Tumblr, I worked in Goldman Sachs’ Investment Research Technology division. I ostensibly had the very first Mac on the GS network, while building the iPad app which would become Goldman’s first in the App Store.
Previously, I studied computer science and mathematics at Boston College.
- Daring Fireball: Bryan Irace on Instagram's Continuing Descent Into a Facebook-Like Algorithm-Driven Garbage Experience – September 7, 2020
- Life at Stripe: Bryan Irace on finding the middle in NYC – February 6, 2020
- MacStories: Mixing and Matching Devices and Services Has Advantages in a Highly Competitive Tech World – August 9, 2018
- MacStories: The Problem of Many Siris – February 8, 2018
- The Verge: Verizon is killing Tumblr’s fight for net neutrality – June 21, 2017
- MacStories: Apple, Client-Side Applications and Being “Good at Web Services” – July 5, 2016
- MacStories: Reddit App Takedowns Expose Serious App Review Flaws – April 18, 2016
- MacStories: iOS 9 and Safari View Controller: The Future of Web Views – June 24, 2015
- iMore: Safari view controller' will bring persistent logins to web view in iPhone and iPad apps – June 8, 2015
- Daring Fireball: Bryan Irace: 'We Need a “Safari View Controller” ’ – December 20, 2014
- The Verge: Tumblr declares war on the internet's identity crisis — May 6, 2014
- The Verge: Tumblr launches its long-awaited app for iPad – December 19, 2012
- The Verge: Born on the web, Tumblr meets the challenges of going native on iPhone – November 21, 2012