Ari Madian's Personal Site
I like Free (as in freedom) Software, privacy, decentralization, and tea. I love nature and being outdoors.
I believe strongly in civil liberties, environmentalism, and anti-authoritarianism.
Any views I express on this site are my own, not those of whoever I work for/with.
About My Work
I am currently an SDE at Amazon, where I did a mid-year internship in 2021.
I graduated from The University of Washington with a B.S. in Informatics in 2022.
I have worked with and contributed to Creative Commons since May 2019 when I started as a Google Summer of Code Student. I haven't contributed much since October 2020.
I breifly dabbled in, but did not stick with, web development freelancing around mid-year 2019.
For more details, check my resume at madian.co/resume.pdf.
Pieces of Writing/Articles That I Like
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh, The Hague, 14 May 1882, particularly "Fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient to keep them ashore. They leave that philosophy to those who like it. Let the storm rise, the night descend - which is worse, danger or the fear of danger? Personally, I prefer reality, the danger itself."
Things I Think You (And Everyone) Should Do
Support small and local businesses more, as much as is practical for you. A little can go a long way.
Support independent journalists more, support corporate media outlets less.
Try to stop using Google and Facebook. Most major tech companies are bad, but these two are the worst (in my opinion).
If you would like to contact me, you can email me at ari @ this domain.
You can send me an encrypted message by using my GPG Key.
If you want an encrypted response, please send me your key with your message.