I'm Chris Cmolik. I'm currently working at Twitch as a Systems Development Engineer in San Francisco. I work on providing infrastructure, CI/CD, operational best practices, and libraries for our Golang infrastructure.

I also help coordinate, facilitate, and drive service recovery when site-wide outages occur.

In my spare time, I like photography, music, coffee, programming, and gaming (poorly).

I graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in 2013 with a BS in Information Technology and minors in Applied Networking and Systems Administration and Communications.

Previously, I worked at Apple and Palantir.


This site is a work in progress. I want to share stuff that I've learned and stuff that I've seen people stumble over in my career. I have a resolution in 2020 to up my writing game further, and sharing knowledge I've learned seemed like a good way to do so.

My goal is to write a post every two weeks.


I'm not embedding any comment functionality into this site. If you'd like to say something about these posts, please talk about it on Twitter. I'd love to hear from you.


The views and opinions here are my own. They're probably not that great, anyway.

Anything posted here does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of my current or previous employers.

This text doesn't particularly MEAN anything, but here we are.