About the Author

Kirk Kaiser

I’ve been building software for a while now, and enjoy building new things from scratch.

I’ve worked on everything from startups to medical software used to improve medical device feedback.

Professionally, I’ve mostly built web applications and APIs for apps, scaling some to tens of millions of users.

I’m currently working on an AI video editor, and a robotic platform to protect cyclists and pedestrians. Previously I lead the Advocacy team at Datadog, scaling from pre to post IPO, starting on the APM product, and switching over to a lead of leads role for the larger team.

I was the lead backend developer at Triller, scaling to the app from zero to millions of users, and handling the traffic from the top 100 iOS and Android stores at the same time.

Before Triller, I wrote the backend for a social app called Somebody which was also in the Top 100 free apps for the App Store, won an award for a site built for GE, helped design a lighting control system, and ran the infrastructure for a large eCommerce company.

I’ve also done a few creative projects, most notably Buddha Mind Plant combu Controlled Robot Bongos.

You can see some of my Open Source Projects at me Github, and follow me on Instagram and Twitter if you want to be internet friends.

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