Who’s responsible for Python⇒Speed?


I’m Itamar Turner-Trauring. I can help you achieve your business goals—and meet your users’ needs—by designing, architecting, and building software.

I’ve designed completely new products from scratch:

  • Eliot, an open source tracing logging library, suited for complex applications, small-scale distributed systems, and scientific computing.
  • Telepresence, which allows for fast, local development of Kubernetes services.
  • As part of a larger team, I was part of engineering leadership for one of the first distributed storage backends for Docker.

I’ve been writing Python since 1999, and along the way I’ve worked on:

  • Scientific computing, with large scale data and distributed image processing computations.
  • A wide variety of distributed systems: an airline reservation system, message-level peer-to-peer SMTP load balancing, a reliable multicast broadcast system, and more.
  • High-performance C++, in a product that is now part of Google Flights’ backend.
  • Open source projects like the Twisted networking framework.

I’ve also trained Cisco and VMWare developers, given talks and tutorials at PyCon, worked as a product manager at Google, and a whole lot more.

Got any questions or need some help? Send me an email.

Why I’m doing this

Climate change is one of the biggest problems facing us all. My hope is to do what I can to address the problem:

  • If your company is working to mitigate or reduce the impact of climate change, I would love to work with you and help you advance your goals.
  • More broadly, slow software can be highly expensive in both time and money—and data centers are an increasing source of CO₂ emissions. Speeding up your application is a win/win for everyone.
  • Building scientific software helps scientists, data scientists, and companies. My logging library Eliot is particularly suited to scientific computing.

In my spare time I volunteer with a local bicycle safety advocacy group, helping to push Cambridge, MA to more sustainable forms of transportation.