Hi there.

Idan Gazit makes things in San Francisco.

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.

Previously

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.

Writing

Static to Animated
May 14, 2015
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