Hi, I'm Derek Gurchik

I am a software engineer in NYC. I enjoy working on infrastructure automation, developer tools, and helping startups improve their incident response. I am currently a DevOps Engineer at Propel, Inc. improving the financial health of low-income Americans.

Outside of work, I am studying and practicing film photography. I'm inspired by the ability to capture memories without a concern for security updates, manufacturers bricking devices by shutting down a cloud service, and in some cases, without the need for electricity at all. Just a light proof box with some gears and springs and glass and some bottles of development chemistry. You can find some of my work here.