There are many Kevin Goldsmiths in the world. I'm the one in the software industry. Or, at least, the oldest one in the software industry. Or, at the very least, the one to think of registering the domain name first.

Currently, I am a Vice President of Engineering at Spotify in Stockholm, Sweden. I have also run the various elements of Unit Circle Media for over 20 years. Nothing on these pages represents the views of either of those companies, unless I explicitly state otherwise. I also record and perform as Intonarumori and Answers to April.

I blog mainly at Puppies, Flowers, Rainbows and Kittens.

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  • I’m playing with an idea here. One of the things I really like on Instapaper is the browsing of what your friends are reading. My pal Kevin Stewart, has particularly awesome tastes on technical articles and I find myself saving almost everything he reads to my own queue.  I won’t vouch that my own tastes … Continue reading "Stuff I’ve been reading lately"
    posted on April 24 2016
  • I was delighted and honored to speak at GOTO; Berlin in the Microservices track. Microservices at Spotify from Kevin Goldsmith I was also interviewed by Ben Linders for InfoQ about my talk, here.
    posted on March 18 2016
  • This is a repost from https://labs.spotify.com/2016/02/22/things-we-learned-creating-technology-career-steps/ This is part three of a three-part series on how we created a career path framework for the individual contributors at Spotify. Part one discussed the process we used to formulate the framework. Part two contained version 1.0 of our framework. In this segment, I’ll talk about the lessons we … Continue reading "Things We Learned Creating Technology Career Steps"
    posted on March 17 2016
  • This is a repost from: https://labs.spotify.com/2016/02/15/spotify-technology-career-steps/   This is part two of a three part series on how we created a technical career path for individuals at Spotify and what we learned in the process. This post contains the actual version one of our Technical Career Steps. This is the complete document, so it is a … Continue reading "Spotify Technology Career Steps"
    posted on March 16 2016
  • This is a repost from https://labs.spotify.com/2016/02/08/technical-career-path/ Spotify launched a career path framework for individuals last year. Since then, I’ve spoken to leaders at several other companies about it. This seems to be a bit of a hot topic, so I’ve decided to write about our model and how we arrived at it. Hopefully, this may be … Continue reading "Building a technical career path at Spotify"
    posted on March 15 2016