about ℹ️
theodore brockman
dev πŸ’» artist 🎨 goof 🀑

who is theo?

a swiss army knife with over 6 years of experience working in social media πŸ‘₯, fintech πŸ’΅, big data πŸ“Š, efficiency engineering πŸš€, monitoring πŸ“‰, and site reliability πŸš’

what does he want to do?

make life better

also hike πŸ₯Ύ, surf πŸ„β€β™‚οΈ, climb πŸ§—, eat πŸ•, and pet dogs 🐢

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skills πŸ› οΈ

// can reverse a linked list in any of the following

Languages["Python", "C#", "Typescript", "Java", "Rust", "Go", "Ruby", "HTML & CSS"]

// tech I have experience with

Keywords =  ["Angular", "Android", "AWS", "Azure", "ChatGPT", "Cloudflare", "Datadog", "Distributed Systems", "Django", "Docker", "Electron", "FastAPI", "Figma", "Flask", "Git", "GitHub", "Jenkins", "Kafka", "Kubernetes", "Linkerd", "MySQL", "Netlify", "Next.js", "Node.js", "OpenTelemetry", "PostgreSQL", "React", "Redis", "Remix"]
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work-experience πŸ‘·
Site Reliability Engineer LinkedIn  // Nov 2021 - present

Independently scoped and executed projects saving over $1.2 million per year in infrastructure costs by reducing resource use of high-throughput applications, done in the time span of 2 months.

Built functionality to incrementally deploy new experiments to our hosts, reducing likelihood of incidents related to insufficiently validated A/B test iterations.

Supports applications which service more than 4 million requests per second.

Lead a project to assess production readiness of a service slated to be used by our entire fleet. Developed and executed load tests to proactively identify severe scale limitations, preventing the issue from occurring in production, saving us from losing millions of dollars.

Maintains 99.9% availability of all online applications comprising LinkedIn's targeting, ramping, and experimentation platform (T-REX).

Software Engineer Earnin  // March 2019 - August 2021

Created a browser registration funnel for our previously mobile-only application, reducing cost of user acquisition by 50% and paving the way for future investment into a cross-platform target for application development.

Created a Python tool to automate deployments our main monolith as well as other legacy C# applications, eliminating all deployment-related issues. Included writing thorough documentation and training 30+ developers on tools use, which allowed engineers to confidently and safely deploy legacy code without fear of user impact.

Built an internal Slack application for co-workers to show each other appreciation through coin emojis, dubbed "Earnin Coin", which went viral internally. Regularly reached 100s of weekly transactions. Included a real economy, a weekly leaderboard to celebrate high coin earners, and was consistently touted as making employees feel better about giving and receiving help.

Fullstack Software Developer Brockman Consulting  // Nov. 2018 – March 2019

Contract software development work as an independent programmer.

Built an automated job-dispatching application for an industrial and oil-field safety services company using Twilio and Node.js.

Junior Software Developer Microquest  // Jan. 2015 – Mar. 2016

Worked on a team of software developers and QA personnel to create a health care-related chat application, with the aim of facilitating the secure sharing of patient information between both clinics and physicians within Canada.

Built using Angular and Node.js (leveraging WebSockets).

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projects πŸ“

A small Chrome extension to help you trim your garden of tabs. You can check out the source code here.

personal website

My blog and showcase. Hosted on GitHub pages and written in plain ol' Javascript, HTML, and CSS. It's small, it loads quickly, and it costs me $0.00.


A private website dedicated to playing my Soundcloud reposts and likes. Mainly built as an exercise in designing a frontend audio player and accompanying backend.


An Android application built as an art project in university

Would simultaneously record and playback audio, buffering interesting noises and then randomly swapping in something previously recorded.

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open-source 🌎

Added "Open in New Tab" context-menu functionality to the find-and-replace package.


"What! Really? He’s a Linkerd contributor?!" ... I made some CSS changes to the website and fixed some incorrect documentation.

Review Board

Re-designed the Git diff viewer for mobile devices and implemented a minor bug fix as part of a UCOSP student project.


Forked and updated several components to eliminate a security vulnerability. Read about it here.