Hey! I'm Max.

I'm a software developer based in Canada, working on storefronts at Shopify. I care about empowering engineering teams and building software that respects people. Areas of interest include digital well-being, privacy, and sustainability.

I'm active on Mastodon and Twitter — direct messages are open!

Blog posts

Agriculture meets static IPs and cellular APNs.
Tools do their job then get out of the way.
Cut through the noise and identify what's important.
Making server response times 4x faster than before.
Debugging a weird Ruby string sorting issue with GDB.
What I learned during my initial exploration of iOS development.
Welcoming newcomers with high-quality, high-context code comments.

I wrote 17 more posts. This blog is also available as RSS and JSON feeds.

Podcast appearances

A conversation about Shopify's massive storefront rewrite with Adam and Jerod.
Chatting with my friend Jean-Samuel about dial-up modems.

Side projects

A Jekyll template to start your own digital garden.
Freshreader (2020-03-14)
Read-it-later service with a twist: saved content disappears after 7 days.
Trace (2018-02-01)
Supply chain transparency platform PoC based on the Ethereum blockchain.
JSON Feed Viewer (2017-05-01)
The world's first JSON feed viewer, as seen on Daring Fireball.