Ilya is a Principal Engineer and Technical Advisor to the CEO at Shopify, on a mission to make commerce better for everyone.
He works at the intersection of technology, product, and platforms. Technology shapes design space for products. Products shape technical architecture. Carefully engineered interactions and incentives enable thriving platforms.
He was the founder and CTO of PostRank, acquired by Google. I worked on Google Analytics, Chrome, and Search, where I built products and developer programs. I am passionate about improving user experience on the web: author of High Performance Browser Networking (O’Reilly), past co-chair of the W3C Web Performance WG, speaker at 100+ events. Also dad, photographer, and an aspiring cook.