About

Hi there, visitor. My name is Dieter Plaetinck.
I enjoy backend programming, performance optimisation (in a very broad sense), music, drums, travel, structured data processing, sharing and learning.
There's a time and a place for everything in life, so I to be strategic about focusing on one or two things at a time.
Right now it's mainly backend programming in Go and python, telemetry (timeseries processing, analytics, visualisation) and that's what I blog about the most. But you can find some other things on here too.

I had a blast working on netlog, a large social network in Europe, but we lost the battle against facebook. Nowadays I work on the backend of vimeo, the high quality video sharing website, where I focus on telemetry and big data. Some people still know me from the Uzbl minimalist web browser or my work on the Arch Linux installer and releases or my stop abusing SI prefixes website. (One of my pet peeves is correct application of terminology and concepts, I see this as a requirement for calling yourself an engineer or scientist)

Nowadays my open source efforts revolve mostly around monitoring (telemetry) projects, and in specific the metrics 2.0 standardisation effort for timeseries metadata.

You can email me on first-name at last-name dot be. (i.e just like the domain)

Here are some links you might find interesting.