Austin Louden

I’m a software engineer in San Francisco, California. I help lead mobile development at Notion. Previously, I worked as an engineer and product manager at Pinterest. I’m interested in language learning, functional programming, and endurance sports like marathons and mountaineering.

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Writing

2021 Year in Review
Adventure
January 1, 2022
Language learning goal: B2 in German by next September
Languages
October 26, 2021
Running the Maroon Bells Four Pass Loop in One Day
Adventure
July 17, 2020
Running a Sub-3 Hour Marathon and Qualifying for Boston
Fitness
January 20, 2020
My rating system for books
Reading
January 7, 2020
How I remember what I read
Productivity
December 31, 2019
Climbing Mt. Whitney via the Mountaineer's Route
Adventure
May 8, 2019
How I use Notion for journaling, todo lists, and everything else
Productivity
March 12, 2019

Book reviews

Barbarian Days by William Finnegan
★★★★
August 9, 2022
Skunk Works by Ben R. Rich
★★★★
May 24, 2022
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
★★★★★
January 31, 2022
The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan Watts
★★★
July 19, 2021
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard Feynman
★★★★
March 11, 2021
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William Shirer
★★★★
January 4, 2021
The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan
★★★
May 19, 2020
On the Shortness of Life by Seneca
★★★★
April 28, 2020
Essentialism by Greg McKeown
★★★
April 15, 2020
Extraterrestrial Languages by Daniel Oberhaus
★★★
April 7, 2020
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What I’m reading

Learning in the open

Time and Distance
Physics
May 10, 2022
Conservation of energy
Physics
May 7, 2022
Basic Physics
Physics
May 6, 2022
Economic Cycles
Finance
October 6, 2021
Atoms in Motion
Physics
August 20, 2021
Curried Functions
Computer ScienceSwiftFunctional Programming
August 6, 2021
Objective-C targets within a Swift package
Computer ScienceSwift
July 17, 2021
Futures with Combine
Computer ScienceSwift
May 26, 2021
Dependency Injection
Computer ScienceSwift
May 17, 2021
CRDTs (Conflict-free Replicated Data Types)
Computer Science
May 15, 2021
Actors
Computer ScienceSwift
April 29, 2021