Ingy döt Net

Greetings! My name is Ingy döt Net. I am a software artist and computer language inventor. My passion in life is to see computers solving the real world problems that society faces today. To that end, I continually look for new ideas to make software development simpler, while searching for more ways to socialize those ideas.

With over 25 years of work experience, I have been a vocal leader in Open Source Software for the last 20. I love solving problems in ways that benefit not only my current task, but the art of programming in general. I take the most pride in my works that help people of many programming languages at once. I've coined this effort: Acmeism.

Contact Information

github, twitter, skype
1122 E Pike St #721
Seattle, WA 98122

Career Objective

I'm one of the 3 original authors of the YAML Data Language, and the only one of those who continues to work on YAML daily. I see a future for YAML that builds on its current success while addressing its many pitfalls, and making it grow to solve more real world, every day needs.

Cloud Computing has been my area of daily work for past 8 years. Recently I worked as a Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise's cloud division. While there I worked with OpenStack, Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, Ansible,, Swagger/OpenAPI; all of which used YAML!

Cloud continues to rely more on YAML every day. YAML needs support as an industry language. I am ready, able and gungho to lead that effort.

I am currently looking for employment at a forward-thinking company that uses YAML as a core part of their industry leading projects. I'd like to be able to help the company use YAML to its full potential; work with talented people who can help me shape the language; and lead the community effort to move it all forward.


YAML, JSON, SchemaType
Perl, Python, Ruby, NodeJS, Bash, GoLang
CoffeeScript, Vue, Jemplate
Acmeism, Wiki, GitHub
Favorite Tools
Vim, Git, Tmux, TT2, GNU Make
SSL, Tor, OTR, Signal
Docker, OpenStack, Kubernetes, Ansible, Swagger
Travel, Bicycle Racing

Career Highlights

Open Source Projects

Recent News

Employment History

2017 - 2018: OpenResty, Inc

Founding member of promising server technology company. Wrote compilers for several internal languages.

2015 - 2016: Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Worked as a Distinguished Technologist on the Cloud Native Application Platform unit.

2014 - 2015: Oui Street LLC - Seattle, WA

A consulting partnership with Andrew Cole. Continued work on ActiveState's Stackato PaaS.

2009 - 2013: Oui Code Software, LLC - Seattle, WA

A personal consulting business. Worked on ActiveState's Stackato PaaS platform.

2003 - 2009: Socialtext, Inc - Palo Alto, CA

Lead Developer. Socialtext is the original Enterprise Social Software company. Helped develop Socialtext's enterprise wiki platform, which was also released as Open Source software. Worked primarily on the WYSIWYG, web browser based, content editor component. Released many Open Source Perl and JavaScript modules. Over 5 years of fulltime telecommute-only software development.

2002 - 2003: Onyx Neon - Portland, OR

Independent Software Consultant. Perl consulting for local small businesses. Worked on many Open Source projects. Wrote articles for Perl magazines.

2002 - 2002: Databuilt, Inc - Bluffton, SC

Software Engineer. Databuilt was the first company that attempted to automate the construction industry. Wrote Perl code for their mainline product.

2001 - 2002: FatPort, Inc - Vancouver, BC

CTO. Fatport was Canada's first public wifi vendor. I started this company and developed the initial access point system.

2000 - 2001: ActiveState - Vancouver, BC

Software Developer. ActiveState is the company well known for putting Perl on Windows. Developed the Perl Module distribution automation system for their product, ActivePerl.

1989 - 2000: NOTIS/Ameritech/epixtech/Dynix - Evanston, IL

Computer Programmer. This company was a leader in Library Automation Systems for the most prestigious universities East of the Mississippi. Developed various programs in IBM 370 mainframe assembly language. Switched to Perl in 1998. Last 5 years was telecommute based.

1988 - 1989: Allstate Insurance, Inc - Northbrook, IL

Computer Programmer. My first and worst job in computers. Performed maintenance programming on their billing subsystem, in IBM 370 mainframe assembly language.


B.A. Computer Science, 1987

Northern Illinois University