My name is Patrick McKenzie. I’m a recovering Japanese salaryman who ran a succession of small software companies. At present, I’m working at Stripe, working on Atlas to make it easier to start and scale companies worldwide.

My email address is patrick@kalzumeus.com . I’m happy to get email from you – can’t promise a reply but I do my best. See my Standing Invitation for more details.

Who are you, anyway? A great question! I write well and prolifically, generally on the intersection of marketing and engineering. I’m not the best marketer or engineer in the world, but I’m a better engineer than almost all marketers and a better marketer than almost all engineers. Tactically abusing this combination prints money in a very intellectually interesting way; this site is mostly war stories from doing that. You can read my brief bio for the highlights.

Hiya security researchers! I appreciate the work you do. If you’d like to tell me anything sensitive, drop me an email at patrick@kalzumeus.com — you’ll have my full attention. Here’s a PGP key if you’d like one.

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Who am I?

My name is Patrick McKenzie (better known as patio11 on the Internets.)

Twitter: @patio11 HN: patio11

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