Welcome to hyperbola, the online portfolio and web presence of Ryan Lopopolo. This is mostly a microblog and contact page. For projects, see my GitHub.

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I'm a software engineer working at Stripe in Seattle. I am a generalist with experience building APIs, mobile SDKs, backend services, ETLs, and infrastructure automation.

I am a git fanboy. I think I like Ruby better than Python nowadays; but I prefer Django to Rails. Scala is slowly seducing me and Golang is giving me goosebumps. Terraform and AWS were my new toys until I realized it is better to not maintain infrastructure if you don't have to. Rust is my current favorite language.

ESPN is my favorite news source. I love sneakers and discovering new music.

GPG Keys

I sign my commits on GitHub with one of several GPG keys:

Current Pursuits

Working on expanding Stripe into Latin America. Focused on supporting new payment methods and financial rails in Brasil and México like Boletos, OXXO, and credit card installments. Building APIs, settlement pipelines, and ops reporting jobs.

Building Artichoke Ruby, a Ruby made with Rust. Tweeting about progress at @artichokeruby.