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.
Thanks for eye and ear-balling my stuff.
[ - posted on February 8 2016 ]
@pauspling @bonnier @TommieCau @annafredrixon @perkovich Looking forward to speaking and meeting people!
I’ve been playing around for a while mining my own data. This is a report I’ve generated for 2015. Have a bunch more work to do around formatting, but it is fascinating what you can learn about yourself. I’ve redacted some of the most personal data, and this is overview data for the year, as … Continue reading "2015 Personal Report"posted on January 31 2016
I’ll be speaking at the UK Department of Culture, Media and Sport about Spotify’s organization, but also about how we use data to drive our decision making. Tickets are somewhat limited, to reserve a spot and get more information, the event is here on eventbrite.posted on January 7 2016
link to the article First, a disclaimer Let me start out with the understanding that the article as written is being interpreted through the writer’s own biases and background. I certainly have been misquoted or had a radically different interpretation of my words by an author than was meant. This is a response to the … Continue reading "A response to the IEEE article: Yahoo’s Engineers Move to Coding Without a Net"posted on December 12 2015
My talk at this year’s Spark the Change conference in London, “The Spotify Tribe” has now been posted on infoq. Check it out!posted on October 4 2015
As you grow as a developer (and development leader) and you work with more and more technologies over time in different projects, you start to realize how easy it is for the team to get more focused on the challenging technical problems than the actual product issues. Ignoring the product issues will kill the product … Continue reading "Nice deck from Dan McKinley of Stripe: Choose Boring Technology"posted on August 29 2015