About Me

I’m Zander (aka ZPH and ZPH)

Polyglot, problem solver and remote-work leader and practitioner. I enjoy solving problems using the right tools for the job (according to technical capability, ecosystem support, and team composition). I have solved problems in production with various languages and platforms. Lately it’s been Elixir and Typescript as the CTO of a fifty person startup.

I’m currently excited and interested in working with:

  • Golang 1
  • Elixir/OTP/Phoenix
  • Log Architecture and Data pipelines [eg]
  • Clojure (as long as there’s clojure/spec involved)
  • Distributed & Fault Tolerant Systems

For a list of open source projects that I’ve worked on, see my .

As for the software stack that I have known and loved (daily use || proficient):

  • Languages
    • Golang
    • Elixir
    • Clojure
    • Typescript/Javascript (ES6, React, Redux)
    • Python
    • Ruby
    • Bash (<3 the cmdline)
    • SQL (PG)
  • Datastores
    • PostgreSQL
    • Redshift
    • Mongo
    • Redis
    • Riak
  • Nginx, Traefik
  • AWS (EC2, S3, Kinesis, SNS, Lambda, CloudFront, Route53, ELB)
  • Kubernetes, Docker
  • CI for testing and release artifact builds
  • Imgproxy and imgix for on the fly image optimizations
  • Statsd/Datadog/Librato (monitoring/metrics)
  • Vim
  • Emacs/Spacemacs (for Clojure & Org-mode)

Technologies I want to spend more time with professionally and personally (ORDER BY interest DESC):

  • GRPC / Protobufs (they’re the future 😍 and the past 🤔)
  • Golang (fast, predictable, dull and small syntax surface area 🐿️))
  • Elixir (because how could one not love OTP 🔮)
  • Clojure (the parenthesis are like a million hugs)
  • Haskell (to improve my craft of software engineering)

Conferences I’ve Known and Loved

  • 2012 - Steel City Ruby (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • 2013 - Ruby Midwest (Kansas City, MO)
  • 2013 - LoneStarRuby (Austin, TX)
  • 2013 - Steel City Ruby (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • 2013 - Madison Ruby (Madison, WI)
  • 2013 - Ruby DCamp (Arlington, VA)
  • 2014 - CodeMash (Sandusky, OH)
  • 2014 - Ruby on Ales (Bend, OR)
  • 2014 - ElixirConf (Austin, TX)
  • 2014 - Ruby For Good (Arlington, VA)
  • 2014 - Steel City Ruby (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • 2014 - StangeLoop (St. Louis, MO)
  • 2014 - Ruby DCamp (Arlington, VA)
  • 2015 - CodeMash (Sandusky, OH)
  • 2015 - Ruby on Ales (Bend, OR)
  • 2015 - ElixirConfEU (Poland)
  • 2015 - Ruby For Good (Arlington, VA)
  • 2015 - StangeLoop (St. Louis, MO)
  • 2015 - Ruby DCamp (Arlington, VA)
  • 2016 - Ruby on Ales (Bend, OR)
  • 2016 - StrangeLoop (St. Louis, MO)

I enjoy programming, pairing, remote teams, Open Source Software, FP, TDD and some other important buzzwords.

I’m very fortunate to be happily employed with a few standing offers but if you want to offer me the chance to work on challenging things with kind folks, I’m happy to chat. Though to set expectations realistically, it’s unlikely I’ll be drawn away from my current team because they’re wonderful folks <3.

-ZPH zander@xargs.io

[FSF Associate Member]

Public Key for Secure Communications or to Report Site Vulnerabilities (all of which will be publicly credited):

https://keybase.io/zph/key.asc

1 (low excitement, high productivity and reliable/performant systems)