I work as a software engineer at Elastic maintaining the Open Source Python client libraries among other Python-flavored things.

I write a blog called "Python ♥ HTTP" which contains my thoughts and findings related to Python, Open Source, HTTP, TLS, URLs, and more.

I maintain many Open Source projects, most notably I'm the lead maintainer for urllib3 which receives the most downloads per day of any package on PyPI. Almost all the projects I contribute to are related to HTTP or URLs. Here's a list of projects I maintain: urllib3, requests, elasticsearch, elasticsearch-dsl, eland, rfc3986, and many more!

I've been awarded the Google Open Source Peer Bonus for Q3 2019 for my work on urllib3 and worked on multiple development grants from GitCoin Grants and ​CERT Gouvernemental Luxembourg.

I was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota TC with a BS in Computer Science. Besides programming I enjoy living lake life, gardening, following Minnesota sports, and playing games of all kinds.