The name is pronounced as in Ooh-lush Turk-mehn
I’m a developer with expertise in building and running robust, high-load online applications. I have always aimed to keep things easy to understand, extend, scale, debug and deploy. Here are a couple of entry points to my contributions:
miniboss is a tool for testing container clusters locally. It’s docker-compose with lifecycle events right now, but I intend to add load testing and pytest integration soon.
stashpy is a replacement for Logstash that offers much better testability and easier configuration. Also, it’s written in Python, so those who know the language can build on it.
The Go language is what I am currently focusing on. I wrote a rather detailed tutorial on Go tooling (The How and Why of Go, Part 1: Tooling), which I might even follow up on with a second installment.
In a previous career, I did a PhD in Cognitive Science. This gave me the chance to read and think about all kinds of interesting topics (you can read my PhD thesis titled Situated Concepts and Pre-Linguistic Symbol Use here), and I’m fairly well-versed in topics related to AI, machine learning, data mining and computational linguistics. These skills came in handy when I worked as the CTO of a chatbot company, and I try to stay up-to-date by attending meet-ups on various topics and reading recent academic research as often as I can.