A little about me

In a world where anything has an API, everything is a software problem


My name is Avishai Ish-Shalom, AKA @nukemberg on Twitter. I’m a software/systems engineer and manager, working mainly in Operations and backend development. Currently I’m an independent researcher interested in distributed software systems. Previously I was Engineer in Residence at Aleph VC, and prior to that I led a backend team at Wix.com. In a previous life I was the co-founder & CTO of Fewbytes - a well-known consulting firm in Israel - where I’ve spent 6 years helping companies deal with scale, reliability and various other challenges.

Most people know me through my talks and workshops at conferences and meetups. Check them out, some of them may be interesting to you. A common theme in my work is promoting the usage of mathematics, statistics and analytic methods to model software.

Community activities

Other than giving talks, I help organize meetups, conferences, workshops and other events:

Contacting me

The easiest way to contact me is to mention me in a tweet or a DM on Twitter.