Brandon Dimcheff

Chief Architect


Brandon Dimcheff is a software engineer born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He uses go for his day job, has fallen in love with Kubernetes, is an aspiring functional programming language nerd, and is an advocate of open source. He's a pretty good cook and tries to spend a lot of time knee deep in powder.

He's currently the Chief Architect at Openly, an insuretech startup. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife, Danielle, and his two cats, Marc and Cleo.


  • Distributed Systems
  • Kubernetes
  • Functional Programming
  • Skiing
  • Cooking
  • Michigan Football and Hockey


  • BSE in Computer Science, 2005

    University of Michigan

Recent Posts

Go Modules: The Best of Both Worlds

Using go modules for dependencies while still using older tooling that doesn't support modules yet.

Rainbow Deploys with Kubernetes

or: how you can deploy services to Kubernetes that require long periods of draining.

hello again

Well, it's been more than 7 years since I've blogged, but I've collected a pretty large list of topics.

Hacking Chrome with Git

I spent some time hacking around in Chrome the other day because I have been extremely frustrated with the behavior of the downloads …

Ruby Brew at Great Lakes Ruby Bash

John Roos of Roos Roast designed an excellent blend of coffee for Great Lakes Ruby Bash. John started Roos Roast while selling cars at …

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Orchestructure - Linkerd at Openly

A little bit of exploration of Linkerd 2.0: quick intro, plus how to use Linkerd to monitor third-party services as if they were your …

Migrating Legacy Infrastructure to Kubernetes: Olark's Lessons From the Trenches

When you start building new infrastructure from scratch, it’s relatively easy to take into account the constraints that Docker and …