I'm Lachlan Hardy

In January of 2015, I moved from Sydney to New York City to lead engineering for Neo Innovation's NY office. I lead a group of talented engineers who work in integrated multi-disciplinary teams to validate client ideas and deliver innovative solutions. Seriously. We do that. It’s amazing. Email me at lachlan@neo.com if you want to know more.

I’m ex-Microsoft, ex-Atlassian, and ex-News. For Bigpond, I delivered the world’s first Over-The-Top live streaming IPTV service under Widevine DRM. I built key features of major product releases at Atlassian, including developing and open-sourcing the Atlassian UI library. In Sydney, I ran a coworking space called The Workbench and helped organise the Sydney JS meetups.

I went to Sydney’s first Ruby on Rails meet up in 2006 and have been an active member of the Australian Ruby community ever since. I’ve been to 14 of the 17 Railscamps run in Australia and New Zealand.

Before Microsoft, two friends and I spent 2 months doing spikes into the 10 hardest technical problems we saw in making a Gmail-killer. We did not resolve all of them. I still want to build it someday.


Incident Report

This isn’t something I'd normally share, but I’ve had so many requests for a public account that I feel the need to honour that. There was an incident at the most recent SydJS. What follows is what happened and what we did about it.

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