Who is Taylor Edmiston and what does he do anyway?
I'm a software engineer experienced in full stack development with a focus on backend, distributed systems, and very experienced in Python. I also enjoy architecture and system design, refactoring, code quality, and automation.
I value open-source software and the opportunities it creates to learn and build products faster. My professional code is predominantly private, though I'm always exploring more opportunities to open source. From time to time I share my code for small projects and utilities I've created.
I occasionally contribute to collective blogs.
- Apache Airflow and the Future of Data Engineering: A Q&A
- Apache Spark Streaming for Real-Time Customer Insights
The past five years in startups have been a whirlwind — here are some metrics and observations from my journey so far.
Developed software for startups from top accelerators
I've done software development for startups graduating from three top accelerator programs: AngelPad, Techstars, and The Brandery.
According to the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project, these are some of the best accelerators in the world. As a startup, getting into one is highly competitive. Working for startups through several top accelerators is a unique experience from how each accelerator's style and focus become embedded in the company's DNA.
Top 10% on Stack Overflow
I'm in the top 10% (all time) on Stack Overflow having reached over 1 million fellow software developers.
Top 1% on Codewars
On one of the most popular sites for programming puzzles, Codewars, I've reached the top 1% overall by completing hundreds of kata challenges created by programmers worldwide.