My name is Greg Taylor. I am an 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.
Professionally, I am a backend software development generalist with a heavy lean towards DevOps. I love figuring out how to deploy, scale, and fine-tune distributed systems. Tracking down hot code paths, building for high availability and performance, and hammering on CI/CD pipelines gets me pretty excited. AWS and Google Cloud are my playgrounds of choice. Python and Go tend to be my two go-to swiss-army jackhammers.
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 am currently a Senior Software Engineer at Aclima, where I write backend systems for large environmental sensor networks. We do a few cool things. I write a lot of Python and head up our DevOps efforts.
For the full historical run-down, see my LinkedIn profile.
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. Our particular area of emphasis was wireless mesh networks, used 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 the software that my first small business would later sell).