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Chris Arcand


Engineering lead building Terraform at HashiCorp πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Formerly: Red Hat, NBC SportsEngine. RubyMN organizer. OSS, distributed teams, and ice hockey. I make pointless connections to Minnesota as a Minnesotan does.

St. Paul, MN


Hi. I'm Chris.

I’m a software engineering lead at HashiCorp where I work on Terraform, an open-source tool that provides a consistent infrastructure-as-code workflow to manage hundreds of cloud services by codifying APIs into declarative configuration files. I call the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota my home.

I’m a big advocate of distributed teams and open source, having spent the majority of my career as a 100% remote employee and at other top tier open source companies such as Red Hat. As a public speaker I’ve had the privilege of speaking at major conferences as close as the American Midwest and as far as Kyoto, Japan.

Outside of programming I love backpacking, ice hockey, and fulfilling my responsibility as a native Minnesotan to making pointless connections to Minnesota at every opportunity.

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