I am a technologist currently focusing on making a social impact.
I write blog posts and tweet fairly regularly. I do speak at developer events from time to time.
I worked for two start-ups, Shape Security and previously Sencha. At Shape Security, I led its 50-person engineering team. I helped building the team and the product from the ground-up, from its conceptual stage to the first customer deployment and now protecting top Fortune 500 banks, airlines, retailers from various attacks: credential stuffing, account take over, site scraping, etc.
I studied engineering physics at the Institute of Technology Bandung (Indonesia). I pursued and obtained my doctorate degree (magna cum laude) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Paderborn (Germany). My name has been listed as the author/co-author of over 30 research papers in the field of fiber optic communication system.
I was born and raised in Indonesia. Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) is my mother tongue. I do have a full professional proficiency in English. I also enjoy conversational German.
My name is easily pronounced, the approximate phonetic is
To reach me, send e-mail to ariya.hidayat AT gmail.com.