Paul Dowman

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I help software development succeed. I help lead the developer platform at Shopify.

I like adventures and I like solving problems. In my 25 year career I have built many products, led software development teams, and built a successful company. I have created popular open source projects, organized conferences with hundreds of people, built two successful training programs, and built trust with all whom I have worked with.

Give me a goal and I'll make it happen.

I'm the organizer of the Assert(js) conference, a co-organizer of TorontoJS, organizer of GraphQL Toronto and other events.

I love to talk about software development at scale, the business of technology, and ecommerce. If you're working on similar things, or have an interesting technology, process, or culture problem/opportunity feel free to get in touch.

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JULY 18, 2020

Verified commits: sign your Git commits and avoid impersonation risk

A Git commit’s author might not be who you think it is. I’m old enough to remember when it was easy to spoof the email sender (send fake…

JUNE 26, 2020

Scaling yourself: meeting or async?

Would a few more hours in your day be useful? Or less interruptions? Whether it’s maker time, big-picture thinking time, or just the ability…

MAY 09, 2020

Effective remote pair programming

Pair programming is an old idea that’s counter-intuitive but refuses to go away because it actually works. And it can work just as well…

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