About us

River is built by experienced Go authors with years of experience operating APIs, distributed systems, and PostgreSQL queues at prominent startups.

  • Blake Gentry

    Austin, TX

    Blake is a software engineer at Royal. He was previously at Heroku, Opendoor, and Mux, and Co-founder of Distru.

    Blake has been active in the Go community since 2011 (pre-v1) when he introduced Heroku's first Go service into production.

  • Brandur Leach

    San Francisco, CA

    Brandur is an occasional writer, and engineer on Crunchy Bridge, previously Stripe and Heroku.

    He most often talks about web APIs, Postgres, Rust, software safety and resilience, efficient human interfaces, and running.