Mali is a former software engineer for CID who led backend development of the Atlas. He believes code is as much craft as engineering, and that like any craft, it can be honed with practice. He's a big believer in the open source philosophy. Before working at CID, he's been at a variety of organizations from Kayak.com to Turkish National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology. When he's not deep in code or lurking on Hacker News, he enjoys reading, writing, noodling on the guitar, running and hiking.