Richard North’s Blog

About Me #

Richard North

I’m a fa­ther of two, hus­band and gen­eral pur­pose geek (in that or­der).
I’m cur­rently en­joy­ing a brief and long-needed ca­reer break! Prior to this, I was CTO at AtomicJar, and be­fore that a prin­ci­pal en­gi­neer at Skyscanner in London, with a fo­cus on de­vel­oper en­able­ment and pro­duc­tion plat­forms.

Technology-wise, I’m in­ter­ested in vir­tu­ally every­thing but have par­tic­u­lar in­ter­ests in:

And out­side of pure tech­nol­ogy-re­lated pur­suits:

Open source #

I have a hand­ful of small pro­jects on GitHub, but the one you may have heard of is Testcontainers, a Docker-based tool to aid in­te­grated test­ing in Java. I cre­ated Testcontainers sev­eral years ago, and it’s be­come al­most a de-facto tool for in­te­gra­tion test­ing in Java and other lan­guages. I was also co-founder of AtomicJar, a com­pany which is de­vel­op­ing ser­vices that com­ple­ment the open source li­brary.

Contact #

I’m @whichrich on Twitter.

I’m rich­north on key­

I have some open source pro­jects on Github.

You can email me at [email protected], un­less you’re a spam­bot, in which case please don’t bother.

Latest Posts

Using Tailscale with Docker
Faster builds with highly par­al­lel GitHub Actions
More prac­ti­cal direnv

More posts can be found in the archive.