I'm Chris Dary, a Dad, Software Engineer and Team Lead who Likes Sci-Fi and Once Caught a Kite on a Power Line.
I'm obsessed with ideas and technology as tools for change, particularly on the web.
I like to keep my hands in all sorts of web technology and enjoy product focused engineering management. I'm a technical generalist and enjoy all aspects of the stack. I'm a pragmatist: I've used a number of technologies to get things done, but they're primarily means to great products.
I'm interested in things like software architecture, product & business strategy, design, team dynamics, scaling, accessibility, UX, web standards, typography, community building, semantic HTML, and helping people.
I want to make the world a better place. I try to be honest in all things.
I work at reddit, where I'm the Engineering Manager for the reddit.com team, a team of about 8 folks focused on the product engineering side of reddit.com. If you're interested in joining and making reddit better, we're small but always looking for great folks: contact me directly at umbrae at reddit.
Previously, I've worked at Etsy as Seller Economics Lead and API Lead, was CTO of Readability and a partner and technical lead at now-acquired consulting firm Arc90.
- Intranaut (coming soon) - chrome/firefox extension to make navigating company resources easier
- Readability - Easy Reading
- Kindling - Idea Collaboration Software
- gifrever.se - Fully client side gif reverser
- Serendipity - reddit bot to broaden horizons
- JSON Lint - simple JSON validator/formatter
- GifVine & GifInstagram - Now-defunct project to turn vines/instagrams to gifs