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Hi, I'm William Harris

I do software things and such. More below โคต๏ธ

About Me

ex Silicon Valley software engineer and tech advisor

I'm a full-stack product engineer ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฟโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ with a wide breadth of experience building software primarily on the web and mobile at scale for Silicon Valley level tech startups and Giants (ex-LinkedIn).

Throughout my career, I've built software cross-platform:

  • from pre-launch to userbases in the 100 millions
  • Across 12 unique technology stacks
  • with venture-backed startup teams totaling $300+ MM raised from 2 person seed stage to 100s at Series D.
  • also, with the 4000+ engineering team of LinkedIn pre(and post) MSFT acquisition.

Most recently

Helping build a growing 7 figure business with Kubernetes โ˜ธ (k8s) and crystal lang as a founding core maintainer of the open source https://github.com/cncf/cnf-testsuite/

tl:dr? our suite assesses that k8s apps built in the 1.74 trillion telecom ๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ“ฑโ˜Ž๏ธ๐Ÿ“ก industry can scale for the CNCF whose members include Google and Amazon among other cloud giants https://www.cncf.io/about/members/

Before that

I dove deeply into web app dev and built code bases from scratch to 100,000s+ lines of code ๐Ÿ’ป on

  • Frontend (js, <insert flavor of the month framework >, etc.)
  • Ruby / Rails or Node.js backends,
  • with PostgreSQL in general as the data store.

About the biz

I taught myself to code in high school and earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.

I spent my free time in college building this consulting biz I still operate today on the side. So I bring value from ideation to launch and beyond since I've worn many hats and empathize with other roles in a business. I've

  • Sold, previously six figures of revenue only working part-time as an independent and now help close 7 figure deals with a team.
  • built successful marketing campaigns for 300+ person social events in San Francisco
  • Written blog posts with 10,000+ views
  • advised startups on product and engineering strategy.

Constantly learning

I'm continually learning new things also. A few projects:

  • I built and polished apps that received press coverage from 7+ internationally recognized news outlets and were downloaded over 80,000 times in around 70+ countries
  • an auto prioritizing todo list in Trello and a summarizer. using AWS lambda, the serverless framework, and the Trello api
  • a hacker news comment notifier with node.js + hasura on k8s https://www.hacknotescenter.com/

In my spare time

I enjoy mentoring (mentees have gone on to have successful tech careers and even raise Venture Capital).

Lets brainstorm!

Finally, whether or not we work together. I'm always a person you can reach out to and brainstorm on challenging technical problems.

Visit my LinkedIn

There's a ton of stuff I've worked on there. (which has double meaning because I used to work there)

Contact me

Shoot me an email. Because why not?