Hello! I’m Igor.
I make things. I love humans, nature, our planet, science, ideas, and anything else that gets people talking. I am always curious!
My typical medium, and most of my professional experience, is in software. At Airbnb, I was an early engineer on the SRE team, and helped scale both the team and the infrastructure through hypergrowth. Since then, I’ve focused on leveraging software to solve problems in the climate space.
I care passionately about the community of practice that is software development. Open-sourcing my work is one way to contribute back to this community. At Airbnb, I open-sourced SmartStack, a pioneering approach to distributed inter-service communication which has since been widely adopted in tools like Consul and Envoy.
I am deeply concerned about the climate crisis, and focus most of my energy here. I work in the space as an angel investor, philanthropist, advisor, and technical contributor. I would love to talk to you about your high-leverage climate idea!
Atoms, not (just) bits
I love getting off my computer and building stuff in the real world. I enjoy electronics, hardware hacking, woodworking, carpentry, and welding. I also love to experience the world, and am frequently at sea on a sailboat, in the woods camping, or on the slopes with my board.
I am embedded in, and a product of, a social context. I invest a lot of energy into maintaining this context. Besides my professional networks, I have organized burning man camps, campouts, large-scale art projects, and co-housing communities. A small group of dedicated individuals is the only thing which has ever changed the world. I hope to be part of this group.