Michael Lopp is a seasoned engineering manager who has yet to leave Silicon Valley. Michael has worked at a variety of innovative organizations throughout the course of his 20-year career in software development, including Apple, Pinterest, Palantir, Netscape, Symantec, Borland International, Slack, and a company that eventually faded into obscurity. Michael maintains a prominent technology and management blog under the pseudonym Rands, where he shares his management views, worries about keeping relevant, and wishes he had more time to travel around the world. RandsinRepose.com is his personal blog. Michael lives in northern California, close to the water at all times.