Akshay Shah

Hi there! I’m Akshay, and you’ve stumbled across my oft-neglected blog. I’ve been a medical student, a public school teacher, an EMT, a fax spammer, and a programmer; these days, I’m making Protocol Buffers magically delicious at Buf. Shoot me an email and say hello, or read a bit more about me.


  1. Go Time: Protobuf & gRPC
  2. Reading Notes: Sourdough
  3. Automating Gmail with AppsScript
  4. Lazy-Loading Data with SwiftUI and Combine
  5. Reading Notes: Grit
  6. Getting Started with Go
  7. A Decade of CAP
  8. Podcasts for Developers
  9. Testing Django Fields
  10. License Your Code!
  11. Soft Deletion in Django
  12. Language Use on GitHub
  13. An Audible Literacy Filter
  14. Zero to Code Monkey
  15. Building a Blog


  1. Pancakes
  2. Methi Dal
  3. Coriander and Mint Chutney
  4. Pizza
  5. Hokkaido Milk Bread
  6. Waffles
  7. Methi Murgh
  8. Chicken Kebabs
  9. Focaccia
  10. Sourdough Starter
  11. Baker's Percentages
  12. Garam Masala