My name is Ellie Huxtable. I’m a software/infrastructure engineer, and am at my happiest when I’m building something cool. I love an adventure, and if I’m not at a computer there’s a good chance I’m riding a motorcycle.

Here I am trying to maintain a personal wiki, or a second brain. I’ve found that writing my learnings and thoughts down is immensely helpful.

This site is constantly shifting, but here are some things you may be interested in

  • Posts, a selection of my longer-form writing and thoughts
  • Projects - over the years I’ve built a lot of things, but the main two I’m known for are
    • Atuin, the shell history search + sync tool
    • my iPod, that I modified for much more storage + battery life
  • Life, where I’m writing about my travels, adventures, and life in general
  • Notes, where I write about things I’m working on and exploring. They’re not supposed to be as high-quality as a post, but I’ll be publishing them much more often.


I gave my first talk at FOSDEM in 2023, and am looking forward to giving more in the future!


Some of my projects have been featured in print, in blogs, and in podcasts. This list is not exhaustive, please get in touch if I’ve missed something!




I’m currently building my open source project Atuin, which you can read more about here.

Previously, I lead the infrastructure team at PostHog, worked at Coinbase, Tracr and Arachnys. You can stalk my Linkedin if you really want to.


Please do get in touch!

GitHub: @ellie
Twitter: @ellie_huxtable