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 Director 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.

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

Thanks for eye and ear-balling my stuff.

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  • @alexhorre @SpotifyCares are we having any issues on our end that would cause this?

    [ tweet link - posted on May 29 2015 ]
  • really looking forward to giving my first talk in Germany! Speaking at #dahoam15 in Munich on June 12th. See you there? cc:/ @codetailors

    [ tweet link - posted on May 27 2015 ]
  • Listening to @leolaporte talk about @Spotify on Spotify while walking into the Spotify office. Very meta...

    [ tweet link - posted on May 26 2015 ]
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posted on April 12 2015
Recent Posts
  • tip o’ the hat to popforms.
    posted on May 23 2015
  • Here are the slides from my Minsk talk about breaking up monoliths in your schedule, your team and in your software architectures can increase velocity and innovation.
    posted on April 11 2015
  • One of the most challenging parts of managing a traditional, hierarchical, organization is being responsive to new opportunities; especially those that require leveraging skillsets outside your own team. At Spotify, our organizational model allows us to create, dissolve, and remix teams with a minimal disruption to individuals or managers. This gives us tremendous abilities to address both temporary and long term opportunities. Continue reading
    posted on March 23 2015
  • I’ve scheduled a few talks this year, including one next week in Minsk! I always list my upcoming talks on my website, so you can go there if you are interested in seeing if I am speaking near you. As … Continue reading
    posted on March 19 2015
  • Laura It is difficult to quantify just how much I hate the phrase “low hanging fruit”, but it is a lot. Me let’s double click on that… I’m just spitballing here… but we could replace that with “enable success vectors … Continue reading
    posted on February 2 2015