My name is Greg Taylor. I am an Engineering Manager, Open source software developer (mostly within the Python community), Linux enthusiast, and perpetual tinkerer. I love my Clemson Tigers, alternative and folk music, and my two dogs.
If you’d like to see a more structured overview of my professional and academic history, check out my LinkedIn Profile. Otherwise, read on for a more free-form overview.
I manage the Infrastructure Release Engineering team at Reddit. We provide tooling, systems, and processes to help the rest of the the org build, develop, and deploy high quality software at a swift pace and tremendous scale. We are also stewarding Reddit’s continued adoption of Kubernetes.
I attended Clemson University and received a B.S. in Graphic Communications, which I’ll crudely summarize as the science of all things visual, with a heavy lean towards the print industry. My particular emphasis was color science. During my stay at the university, I wrote commercial-grade color quality monitoring software. If you have been to McDonald’s in the last five years, you have probably touched products that were color-checked by my software. Several of my other projects, such as the Color Error Threshold Calculator are still used for teaching color theory at Clemson today.
Earlier in my college career, I spent time at the Clemson Geographic Information Science lab as an software developer and handyman. I assisted with the assembly, configuration, and development of our very small Linux gateway machines for field deployments. We used a networked wireless mesh of sensors to measure water quality over time.
I completed two internships: One at International Paper (the largest paper and pulp provider in the world), and GTECH Printing, a large international lottery ticket printer. The former was a mixture of software development and pre-press, while the latter was entirely software development (working on my first startup, which we later exited).