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Chris Arcand


Senior engineer at Software for Good; formerly Red Hat. Co-organizer of RubyMN, maintainer of octobox.io, and occasional speaker. A Minnesotan who spends too much money on keyboards, ice hockey, and backpacking gear.

Minneapolis, MN


Hi. I'm Chris.

I’m a senior engineer at Software for Good, an experienced team of do-gooders pairing cause with craft: we develop web and mobile applications for organizations working toward positive environmental and social change. 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 worked fully or partially remote since 2014 and full-time on open source software at Red Hat from 2015 to 2018. I also enjoy public speaking, having spoken at major conferences as close as the American Midwest and as far as Kyoto, Japan.

Outside of programming I love backpacking, ice hockey, and performing/listening to music. Above all I simply aspire to be a good human being.

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