About Me

My name is John Allspaw. I am currently a co-founder of Adaptive Capacity Labs, LLC.

Previously, I was Chief Technology Officer at Etsy.

I have a 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.

For the most part, this blog has posts about software engineering, operations, systems safety, human factors, engineering management, and cognitive systems engineering.

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


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