Kirsten Westeinde is a technology enthusiast and a lifelong learner. She is a senior software engineer at Shopify, where she solves challenging web development problems every day. She has worked with Ruby on Rails for ~5 years, and is constantly adding new tools to her technology tool belt.
She is passionate about building diverse teams, mentoring & teaching, and gaining new perspectives through travel & cross cultural communication. She loves to share her learnings through public speaking and writing.
December 2017 - Today
Senior Software Developer @ Shopify
Working on a high throughput machine learning recommendation system. Using Go to power a high volume system.
February 2015 - December 2017
Software Developer @Shopify
Web developer using Ruby on Rails, ElasticSearch, MySQL, and Kafka. Built multiple apps integrating with the Shopify API.
Summer 2013 & Summer 2014
Intern Software Developer @Shopify
Web development using Ruby on Rails & iOS mobile development in Objective C
Intern Software Developer @ Ross Video
C++ Development working on the Carbonite video switcher
Intern Software Developer @ Macadamian Technologies
- Data organization using Google Apps Script
June 2019, Toronto CA
Shopify Unite - Deconstructing the Monolith
April 2019, New York NY
The Lead Developer - Deconstructing the Monolith
February 2019, Oakland CA
June 2018, Nairobi Kenya
RubyConf Kenya - Deconstructing the Monolith: Designing Software that Maximizes Developer Productivity
June 2018, San Francisco CA
Fog City Ruby - Deconstructing the Monolith: Designing Software that Maximizes Developer Productivity
May 2018, Portland OR
ML4All - Using Your Data to Give Your Customers Superpowers