I’ve lived in Israel, Argentina, and Boston, and currently live in the San Francisco Bay area.
I graduated from Boston University with a degree in political philosophy, and I continue to be deeply interested in politics and public policy.more »
I have worked as a software engineer since 2003.
I currently work at the financial infrastructure company Stripe.
Before that, I worked at the logistics startup Shyp, leading the engineering for their eBay and Shopify integrations; at Good Eggs, building food supply chain tools; and at DocuSign, building their web product.
I am passionate about building high-quality, maintainable software using open-source technologies to make a positive change in the world.
See my LinkedIn profile.more »
Blog — Nov 2013
We use Redis for sessions and for a short-lived data cache in our node.js application. Like any component in the system, there’s a potential risk of failure, and graceful failover to a “slave” instance is a way to mitigate the impact.read »