About

Hi! I’m Zac and I write code. Sometimes I make mouth sounds. Sometimes I do both. I’ve been writing code for a long time… longer than I haven’t been at this point. Most of that time has been spent writing C, C++, C#, Go, and Rust. I like languages with types - you should too. Unless it’s a functional programming language, dynamic typing is heresy!

Most of that time has been spent in and around operating systems programming, security, reliability, and developer tools. If you look hard enough, you might find out where I’ve worked.

Outside of work, I like to spend time with my family, cook, and read. I also enjoy creating things - sometimes writing and sometimes building things with my hands.

Contact

If you’re interested in contacting me or would like to know more about my work history, you can try one of the following:

I don’t make any guarantees around responding to emails or messages on various platforms due to limited time, attention, and patience.

Similarly, I don’t generally respond to issues/bugs on my personal open source projects. You’re welcome to fork the code and submit Pull Requests or Patches for review, but I may reject or close them outright without explanation.

I know these policies may seem harsh or uncaring but I promise it’s not personal. I’m just very protective of my time and attention.

Warning! - re: contracting and consulting

In light of recent impersonation scams for contract jobs, I would like to make it clear that I do not currently engage in contract or consulting work. In the future, if I choose to engage in this work I will clearly denote it on this site.

Furthermore, if you receive an email from “Zac Brown” claiming to be me, unless it came from the domain zacbrown.org or zacbrown.net, it is highly unlikely that I sent it.

Licensing and Attribution

Unless otherwise stated, the content on this site is available under the Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.

Any code repositories linked, Git or otherwise, are licensed per repository. Most likely, I’ve released it under the MIT or GPL 3.0 license. Occasionally, I will use phk’s “Beerware License”:

/*
 * ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 * "THE BEER-WARE LICENSE" (Revision 42):
 * <interesting@zacbrown.org> wrote this file. As long as you retain this notice
 * you can do whatever you want with this stuff. If we meet some day, and you
 * think this stuff is worth it, you can buy me a beer in return Zac Brown
 * ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 */