I'm Grant Slatton. I'm a founding engineer at Row Zero where we've built the world's fastest spreadsheet.

Formerly, I was a senior engineer at AWS S3 where I led the team that built and owned the custom, high-performance storage node at the heart of the world's largest cloud storage service.

When I'm not writing code, you can find me woodworking in my garage, training BJJ at the gym, or walking around West Seattle with my wife, Jessica, and our corgi, Sampson.

Feel free to contact me at, or on Twitter.

Here are some articles I've written that you like:

Book List — Stuff I've read

Onsen Unreality — Our experience at an onsen 'theme park' in Tokyo

Tesla Full Self-Driving — My experience with FSD

Internet Fiction — Collection of amateur stories — mainly sci-fi — that I like

All the way down — Very short story about simulation

Story Ideas — A collection of premises for stories

Things I wish I knew earlier — Collection of stuff I would tell my younger self if I could

Road Width Extremism — In favor of narrow roads

Links to See Also — Other "small web" personal sites I recommend

HTML5 Canvas simulations — A collection of little HTML5 canvas demos

Twitter — Essay about how getting on Twitter unexpectedly added a lot of value to my life

Shuttle — A useful concurrency checker library we used to verify our filesystem at AWS

Quasirandom sequences — Cool method to generate non-clumping random points

Book Review: 'The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World' — Excellent book about the history of precision machining

Markdown-ish — Writing a Markdown(ish) parser with the nom library

Grant holding Sampson at sunset overlooking Puget Sound