Notes and Thoughts


I am Neil Chintomby. I make software and sometimes other things. I am currently living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. My tools include Python, Erlang, C and JavaScript.

I can also be found on the following places on the web:

Recent Posts

QuickChat and WebRTC
November 12, 2013

I’ve been working on a personal project called QuickChat for the past several weeks. A large part of the project uses WebRTC. It’s ...

Learning and using Erlang
May 15, 2013

Recently, I built an Erlang-based realtime messaging platform at work. This post goes into detail about Erlang’s strengths, allowing ...

Building a Realtime Messaging Platform with Erlang
April 21, 2013

Recently at work, we launched a realtime messaging feature. We used Erlang to build a central part of this feature's server ...

A New Blog!
December 03, 2012

Recently, I decided to move a new blogging setup. Previously, I used a self-hosted Wordpress install, then a custom Django app, and ...

Using Cython for Great Speedups
May 03, 2012

About Cython Python is a great dynamic language; it provides layers of abstractions (dynamic typing and memory management to name two) ...

Recent Projects

The following are a couple of personal projects I've worked on:

  • QuickChat — A high-quality web-based video-chat service.
  • Annoted — A bookmarking and note-taking service with sharing features.