Evan Tann

I write bugs for a living... and occassionally take credit for fixing them. @egtann

Based in Santa Monica, CA.


I'm the CTO/Co-Founder of Thankful, which delivers world-class customer service to millions of people.

A small team and I wrote and maintain a 100k LOC Go codebase and manage 35 servers with 100% uptime. We built a fully-integrated machine learning pipeline with state-of-the-art algorithms to achieve 99.9% accuracy on real-world, natural language conversations using a shared training model — a massive improvement over competitors in our industry.



Stable and changing only in backward compatible ways.


Highly experimental. Expect constant breakage until promoted to v1.


Better Secret Management
SQL User Management
Modern Infra and DevOps
Rolling, Concurrent, Repeatable Deploys