Michael Lopp

Michael Lopp

Rands is the pen name and alter ego of Michael Lopp, a blogger, software engineering manager, and webcomic author. Lopp originally used the name “Rands” as his chat room handle, and it is his persona when writing about software management. Rands is his wife’s maiden name, though they were dating at the time he chose it. In 2010, he began working at Palantir after more than eight years at Apple. In June 2014 after 4 years he left Palantir for Pinterest. He became Vice President of Engineering at Slack in May 2016.

Talks by Michael Lopp

Talk Sh*t, Delegate & Know What You WantSeptember 2009

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