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

1122 E Pike St #721
Seattle, WA 98122

Career Highlights


Open Source Projects

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Employment History

2020 - Present: Newfold Digital

Senior Principal Software Engineer. Hosting orchestration for multiple web hosting brands.

2018 - 2020: ZipRecruiter - Los Angeles, CA

Senior Software Engineer. Helped teams transition to Docker and Kubernetes. Wrote a lot of internal tooling.

2017 - 2018: OpenResty, Inc - Millbrae, CA

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

2015 - 2016: Hewlett Packard Enterprise - Seattle, WA

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