Welcome to my corner of the World Wide Web

I'm a software engineer by trade and I've created this site as a one-stop shop for information pertaining to my personal and professional lives. Apparently they let anyone put websites online these days, so welcome to mine.

My life right now

I'm a Senior Engineer on the Sandboxes team at Stripe and work remotely from my home in San Mateo, CA.

My experience

If you're interested in a curated list of my best projects, look no further. You can also check out my GitHub profile, which is all of the public code I've ever written.

My main technical expertise is in the Python and Typescript ecosystems (especially for full stack web development). I've contributed to the largest Ruby codebase in the world and have made some notable open source Go contributions.

My primary interest areas are superb developer experiences (especially via the CLI) and crafting web APIs, but I've also enjoyed working with React.js. Mostly, I enjoy doing new things. I have a proven track record of engineering leadership, mentorship, and technical planning + execution.

For my formal work history, check out my resume.

Advent of Code

Since 2020, I've written solutions to all of the Advent of Code. They've got their own showcase here: https://advent-of-code.xavd.id/


I maintain a comprehensive list of everything I play, read, and watch. Partly to source info for my yearly media awards blog post, but also just because it's fun.

You can see what I'm currently enjoying on the homepage of david.reviews. There's also reviews for each category and (on Airtable) my ever-growing "To X" lists: