Herman J. Radtke III

I am a sociologist turned full stack engineer with 13+ years of professional software development and 5+ years of engineering management experience. I was an early employee at HauteLook where I designed and built most of the original API that powered the HauteLook (and later Nordstromrack.com) website and mobile applications. Later, I became the VP of Engineering at Nordstromrack.com | HauteLook where I managed a Technology department of 150 people. I spent a past life writing a lot of PHP and C and used that knowledge to help maintain the pecl/memcache and pecl/gearman extensions. Currently, I am a Rust enthusiast, but primarily use web languages for my job.

Outside of technology, I enjoy homebrewing, hiking, camping and reading.

I also organize the Rust Los Angeles Meetup. Come join us if you are in the LA area and want to meet other people who are using Rust.

My contact info should you want it.




  • #rustlang - posts about the Rust programming language
  • #mio - posts about Metal IO (mio) and async IO


Complete listing of all articles.


Past talks I have given.



A multi-echo server built on mio.


A pure rust library for generating Hal responses.


A more performant version of the selecta scoring algorithm.


Parse the `/proc/net/softnet_stat` file into something more readable.