Anthony Nowell

Adapt to change
Build value
Care for people

Founder @Crea Makerspace. In Seattle.
🤍Rust. 🤍Chess. 🤍Hot Peppers.
Previously @WindRiver, @Algorithmia, @Socrata and @Microsoft.

I am a technical leader focused on developing high performing teams and learning organizations while maintaining strong technical roots in distributed system architecture and production engineering. I focus on outcomes and achieving them via processes aligned with DevOps principles and it's roots in Systems Thinking.

But for now, I've turned my focus toward a local, hard-to-scale, face-to-face, challenge.

Professional Experience

Crea Makerspace

Inspiring and fostering a local community of creators.

Founder Aug 2022 - Present

I aspire to provide a world class space for collaborating and creating, for inspiring and incubating, for empowering and elevating. I believe that everybody in my neighborhood should have access to the knowledge, tools, and people required to literally make their dreams come true.

Wind River

Enabling production-grade cloud-native distributed edge infrastructure powering 5G.

Senior Engineering Manager: Container Infra & DevOps June 2021 - Aug 2022


Empowering organizations to extract value from investments in AI, Machine Learning, and data science.

Director of Engineering: Infrastructure & Operations Oct 2019 - June 2021

Director of Customer Engineering June 2018 - Oct 2019

Senior Software Engineer Jan 2015 - Jun 2018


Empowering childcare owners to care more about children and less about paperwork.

Co-creator Jan 2012 - Jan 2019

Socrata (acquired by Tyler Technologies)

Empowering governments and their citizens with Open Data.

Software Engineer 2 (DevOps) Mar 2013 - Jan 2015


Software Development Engineer in Test 2 - System Center Configuration Manager Jun 2011 - Mar 2013

Drove software distribution test strategy and security compliance for embedded devices using write-filters

Software Developer Engineering in Test - Windows Storage & File Systems Jan 2009 - Jun 2011

Developed Windows 7 storage certification tools relating to SSDs, Storage Controllers, and Data Integrity


Are We Learning Yet? - Creator and co-maintainer

Cataloging the Rust-based Machine Learning ecosystem

Rust OSS Maintainer - Creator and maintainer

Maintain a variety of OSS Rust crates across multiple domains (CLI user experience, client libraries, OS utilities)


Iowa State University - Graduated 2008 - B.S. in Computer Engineering

Tec de Monterrey - Semester Abroad 2007 - Spanish (fluent) and Computer Engineering