Shopify with Mike Shaver

Shopify is an e-commerce platform focused on enabling small businesses to sell online. The company was founded in 2006 and since then has become a core technology of online business infrastructure.

Mike Shaver is a Distinguished Engineer at Shopify and previously worked at Facebook, Mozilla, Oracle and others. At Shopify he works on the core team, which handles store fronts, merchant experience, and the commerce engine. He joins the show to talk about Shopify’s bet on Rust, their shift to Google Cloud, and the experience of changing from a management role to a high-level individual contributor role.


Sean’s been an academic, startup founder, and Googler. He has published works covering a wide range of topics from information visualization to quantum computing. Currently, Sean is Head of Marketing and Developer Relations at Skyflow and host of the podcast Partially Redacted, a podcast about privacy and security engineering. You can connect with Sean on Twitter @seanfalconer.

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