Kirsten Westeinde is a technology enthusiast and a lifelong learner. She is a development manager at Shopify, where she solves challenging web development problems every day. She worked with Ruby on Rails for ~5 years, and has been working with Golang for the past 2. She is constantly learning and 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