Who are you?

I'm a Backend/DevOps software developer, currently living in Munich, Germany and working as the CTO at HomeFox where we're helping people manage their homes better.

I've wanted to become a software developer for as long as I can recall, so after finishing up high school, I got my Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Science and started doing what I've always wanted - building software.

What do you do?

Even though I've dabbled around in a bunch of things, the following is what I enjoy doing the most.

  • Writing backend web services using Python and Tornado. Python is the most productive language I've ever worked with, and Tornado is (IMHO) one of the simplest/cleanest/most-powerful web frameworks, and combining the two is an absolute delight to work with.
  • Managing software infrastructure using SaltStack and Terraform. I've loved DevOps since the term became mainstream. As more and more hardware vendors have started offering their products via programmable interfaces, the Infrastructure as a Code concept starts making more and more sense. Terraform allows you to provision hardware and SaltStack configures your hardware when it's provisioned. What's not to like? 🙂

How can I get in touch with you?

The best way to get in touch with me is via email at siddhantgoel at the email service Google offers.

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