Stu Hood
Head of engineering

Stu Hood

Head of engineering

Github


Stu enjoys breaking and fixing things, but also loves building systems and APIs that are harder to break and easier to fix...

Initially focused on storage, Stu worked on email and distributed log search in the earlier days of Apache Hadoop and Lucene. His contributions to Apache Cassandra brought him to Twitter, where he spent a few years working on storage before transitioning to Twitter's developer productivity team. There, he led the development of the next generation v2 "engine" for the Pants build system, now foundational for Toolchain Labs.

Stu is excited to work at Toolchain because of the potential to save so much time for engineers by removing boilerplate and efficiently and transparently taking advantage of remote resources.