Hey, I’m Will. I’m a Software Engineer working on the web. Will

I’m a fan of adaptive systems in engineering, developing useful tools, and working on helping others learn more. We’re all in this together.

I’m currently an engineer at Etsy. I mostly tinker with our Photos stack, some database handling code here and there, and other infrastructure projects. I was really proud shortly after PHP 7’s release to get Etsy onto it and to be able to contribute back to the PHP community with info about the upgrade. I’m also maintaining the Gearman PHP extension open source project.

I believe in a free and open web, one in which we can approach problems together. Blame aware post mortems are key to real learning, as we learn best from our collective failures. It’s also a great path towards more empathetic work together, a topic I’ve finally learned later than I’d like but I’m happy to share all the same.

When I’m not in front of a computer, I’m usually out for a run, cooking in the kitchen, or DMing the occasional D&D campaign.