Hey, I’m Karan

I'm a software engineer, writer, and creator working and living in foggy San Francisco. I thrive in small interdisciplinary teams working on moonshot ideas. I'm most thrilled when I get to play a part in creating successful and profoundly beautiful products that employ technology with seemingly unlimited potential.

Professionally, I'm a software engineer specializing in autonomous systems. I started my career as an autonomy software engineer at Skyryse, then founded a startup, which went through Alchemist Accelerator in 2019. Since then, I've worked as a robotics software engineer at Elroy Air, where I'm leading the technical development of our simulation environment.

I enjoy creating side projects and writing about technology, startups, philosophy, and human behavior.

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This static site is built using Next.js, React, and MDX. The main typeface used throughout is Inter.

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I'm most active on Twitter and Github. Elsewhere on the Web, I'm almost always @thekaranchawla. The best way to contact me is either through Twitter, or my email at hello @ karanchawla.com — my DMs and inbox are always open.

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