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

Letter to the Michigan Board of State Canvassers

This is a letter I wrote to the canvassers to encourage them to accept the results of the 2020 presidential election, since it seems …

The Future of Ann Arbor

Let’s solve our housing crisis. Vote for Lisa Disch, Linh Song, Travis Radina, Jen Eyer, or Erica Briggs.

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.

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 …


University of Michigan Dorm Chicken Broccoli Bake

Dorm food isn’t traditionally regarded as good, but this dish is almost everyone’s favorite from the dorms at Michigan. …

Pressure Cooker Red Beans and Rice

A popular Louisiana creole dish, ruined by a yank.

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 …


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 …