Principal Engineer at Fastly
I’m an expert on Web technologies, especially protocols and data formats. This has led me to contribute to the development of technologies like RSS, Atom, HTTP, and Web Services.
The roles I’m most comfortable in involve leading through influence, rather than managing directly; in other words, convincing people to do what I want to do, rather than telling them. This often lands me in “Individual Contributor” positions working on technical strategy, research and development, and/or collaboration and standardisation.
I enjoy working with my peers (whether in the same company or across the world), interacting with upper management, partners and competitors, and speaking in front of audiences.
Specialties: HTTP, Web caching, XML, URIs, metadata, Semantic Web, Web services, standards, strategy