Alec Holmes


I'm a software engineer with a wide-ranging background. Currently a staff engineer working on the Cash App platform at Square, I have varied experience building reliable distributed systems that last.

My recent work has been focused on contributing to a Kubernetes-based platform running in AWS for product engineers at Cash App. This has included deploying a service mesh using Istio, scaling an internal pub/sub system using Kafka, and helping managing compute resources. In the past I was tech lead for Square's merchant accounting and settlement system, and joined the early effort to revamp Square's public developer platform.

Side projects


Spotlight is service for helping friends share music by collaborating on Spotify playlists. Listeners subscribe to shared playlists and are emailed whenever another person adds tracks to the playlist.


CSVQL helps with lightweight data analysis of CSV. Users paste in their CSV data and can run SQL queries over it. Querying is supported with SQLite cross-compiled to Javascript, so data is not transmitted to any server.


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