Max Fierke

never met a *nix system I didn't want to be friends with

About Me

I am Max Fierke. I write software. I enjoy trains. I found five dollars on the ground and I'm keeping it.

Twin Cities born & raised, in Minneapolis is where I spend most of my days. I work-in-place as a Software Engineer for Boston-based startup Iora Health, which offers a top-notch value-based and outcome-focused care model to deliver great care to our patients. (I, however, do not speak for them and neither does this site.)

I like to work with a lot of different tech. You should git checkout my GitHub, where I store several of my prized codes. In the past, I've worked on embedded systems & operating systems. These days, I'm managing infrastructure and building web applications using Ruby on Rails and Ember.js. In my free-time, I'm hacking on Rust stuff, parsers in Crystal, and fumbling my way through writing, drawing, and building a point-and-click adventure game. I'm also fond of Linux kernel hacking, reverse engineering, poking fun at things, playing around with new infrastructure automation tools, and over-engineering my home network for funsies.

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My Skills

Cloud Platforms

  • Amazon Web Services
  • DigitalOcean
  • Heroku

Database Servers

  • MySQL
  • Oracle
  • PostgreSQL

Dev & Deployment Tools

  • Ansible
  • Docker
  • Git
  • Packer
  • Vagrant


  • C#
  • C/C++
  • Crystal
  • Elixir
  • Go
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Ruby


  • Fork
  • Garlic Press
  • Ladel
  • Spatula
  • Spiralizer
  • Wood Spoon

Web Frameworks

  • Ember
  • React
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Symfony 2