2018 - 2013
2013 - 2009
VP of Engineering, First-ish Employee Thumbtack
Built & managed engineering team, wrote code, analyzed data, crafted monetization schemes, created infrastructure, pitched VCs
2009 - 2007
Software Engineer/Site Reliability Engineer, Google
Wrote code, debugged giant bigtables, automated manual processes
Champs or Chumps – Comparison of cities based on the success of their professional sports teams.
Largest US Cities – Population and demographic info for major US cities, states, counties, zip codes and school districts.
Joe Picks An NFL Team – A very unsophisticated podcast about NFL fandom.
Joe Picks A World Cup Team – A somewhat more sophisticated podcast about all 32 World Cup countries.
danbirken/tracking – Really small library to track pageviews/events to different backends.
danbirken/patzer – A Python3 UCI (Univeral Chess Interface) wrapper.
Pandas – Data analysis and exploration tool in python. Contributed a few bug fixes, test updates and performance improvements.