About

My name is Grady Ward and I am an engineer living and working in Boulder. Originally from Vermont, I went to school in Boston, worked in the Bay Area for a few years, and have now landed in Colorado. I work in counter abuse at Google, building infrastructure to combat malicious use, while balancing curatorial responsibilities against privacy concerns. In the past, I've worked on data validation and corruption, and building regulatory compliance infrastructure. The common thread that binds together my work is the responsible custodianship of data.

Outside of work, I take advantage of the best of Colorado. I ski as often as I can, and hike and run the rest of the year. Building things brings me joy - currently I'm focusing on woodworking, but in the past I've done civic engagement work, algorithmic art, and modular origami. Learning new things is the only thing I am sure I will be doing in 30 years.

I do my best to limit the set of things I care about and believe in to only those that I feel very strongly about. A small selection of that set: