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Brandon Dimcheff

Chief Architect

Openly

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.

Interests

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

Education

  • BSE in Computer Science, 2005

    University of Michigan

Recent Posts

On the AAPD Contract Renewal

a statement I intended to give at Ann Arbor City Council re: police contract negotiations and funding

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 …

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 …

Recipes

Sourdough Starters

Creating a Starter So how do you get one of these magical starter cultures? You can ask me, and I’ll give you part of mine, but …

#BreadThread

I set on a mission to make some good, not-too-sour sourdough that I was allowed to eat. I ended up getting so much more out of it than …

Pressure Cooker Chicken and Rice

This is a modified version of a recipe from Hip Pressure Cooking that I make quite frequently. It’s pretty fast and very cheap. I …

Mr. Snausage II

This recipe is a common quick dinner for us. It’s quite easy if you have an electric pressure cooker. It’s adapted from a …

Nana's Pancakes

This is the family recipe we’ve been using since I was a child. This will make approximately 6 large pancackes, or 12 small ones. …

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