This Summer

by alex_gaynor

For the past nearly two years I've been an independent contractor working primarily for Eldarion, and it's been fantastic, I can't say enough good things. However, this summer I'm shaking things up a bit and heading west. I'll be an intern at Quora this summer. They're a Python shop, and it's going to be my job to make everything zippy. Specifically I'll be making the site run on PyPy, and then tuning the hell out of both their codebase and PyPy itself. I'm super excited about the chance to get a major site running on PyPy, and to contribute as many performance improvements upstream as possible.

Hi, I'm Alex. I'm a software engineer at Mozilla, working on Firefox security. Before that I was a software engineer with the U.S. Digital Service. I'm an avid open source contributor and live in Washington, DC.