About Me


My name is John Allspaw. Until recently I was Chief Technology Officer at Etsy, and just recently finished my Master’s degree in Human Factors and Systems Safety at Lund University.

I’ve worked at Flickr, Friendster, InfoWorld, Salon, Genentech, Volpe National Transportation Center, and a bunch of other places as a consultant from time to time.

This blog is meant to be about geeky things like software operations, systems safety, human factors, cognitive systems engineering, etc.

I’ve given some talks in the past about these things, and I wrote some books on them as well:

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