Welcome to Andrew Gaul's web page.
After bumming around Austin for the better part of a decade, I picked up a
degree in some
thing or another.
I now live in San Francisco and work at a startup making the
next big thing.
I chart my travels
and collect photos from my adventures.
- I contribute to free software, notably working on
Apache jclouds, which enables
cross-cloud development in Java.
I also wrote JDBC lint
which promotes correct and efficient Java SQL code.
and Ohloh track my
jclouds at Maginatics -
I presented how Maginatics uses jclouds and architected MagFS to achieve
broad blobstore portability and high scalability at the jclouds March 2014
- San Francisco innovates in its public spaces, notably with
variable-rate parking, and
We are also revitalizing our transit infrastructure with the
Effectiveness Project and the
- Program Design
in the Unix Environment - the companion paper to
Rob Pike's widely cited talk,
Unix Style, or cat
-v Considered Harmful. The paper criticizes the bloat BSD
introduced in many Unix programs, notably cat and ls.
Rusty Russell and Matt Evans
revisited bloat at
I am a systems programmer interested in early-stage startups and technical
My background includes work in cloud technologies, compression, file systems,
and free software.
My resume summarizes my previous work.