I make products that delight and inform. I'm a developer, a designer, a datavis junkie, and a typograpahy nerd. I'm particularly interested in data, the tools we use for working with it, and how we use it to tell meaningful stories.
I'm currently a director of research at GitHub, in the office of the CTO. I figure out how to improve the lives of developers while trying to avoid buzzwords about innovation.
As a principal engineer at Heroku, I was responsible for developing a unified interface to our data products. Prior to that, I was design lead on Heroku App Metrics, which visualized app performance and addressed customer complaints about the opacity of Heroku.
I am an alumnus of the Django Project core team, where I was a developer and lead designer for the framework. I delivered the keynote address at Djangocon US 2011, and designed visual identities for various PyCons and DjangoCons.
I was a founding mentor at Google Campus TLV, where I had the opportunity to help hundreds of startups distill their product direction. Google later extended the campus program worldwide.