silentYak

About Me

Greetings! My name is Ramnath Iyer, and this is my website. I live in Seattle, Washington, and work for a well-known technology company and retailer called Amazon.com as a Principal Engineer. I spend a lot of my time tinkering with systems consisting of software and people.

I enjoy working with a variety of constructs, including large-scale distributed systems, databases, workflow engines, programming language design, type systems, category theory and machine learning. Somewhere along the way, I also ended up picking up a thing or two about the payments industry.

Oddly enough, I find writing to be therapeutic in a weird way, but I never seem to have enough time for it. I enjoy talking to people and learning new things, and I love to read textbooks, non-fiction and the occasional science fiction.