Hassy's README

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This is a shortened version of my personal README from Artillery's internal team handbook. If you're thinking of joining the team, this should give you a better idea of what it's like to work with me.

If you're not familiar with personal READMEs, this guide from digital.gov has a great introduction to them: https://digital.gov/pdf/GSA-TTS_Personal-README-template.pdf


Bio

Hi, I'm Hassy. 👋 I live in Ireland with my wife and our toddler. Before Ireland I lived in London and Edinburgh. I was born in Russia, but spent most of my life in the UK.

Outside of work I like to spend time with my family, read books (usually history), and when time allows make it to the gym.

I started working on what became Artillery back in 2015. I needed to do some load testing on a project (a Spotify app - remember those?), nothing quite fit the bill so I put something together for myself, eventually put it up on GitHub, and it took off from there.

I worked on Artillery part-time (evenings and weekends) for several years, alongside working as a DevOps/SRE contractor in London. I went all-in on Artillery after declining an acquisition offer from a well-known dev tooling company (who have IPO'd since, I'm working hard to make sure I don't regret saying "no"!), got into YC, and raised a seed round to build the future of testing for DevOps & SRE.

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