Zac is smart, fun to be with and a very efficient programmer. He is great at thinking out of the box to come up with innovative solutions, and then quickly build them. I would work with Zac any time....moreNicolas Saint-Arnaud
I'm a generalist software engineer and product developer with well rounded experience. Interested in scalable solutions to real human problems. I love polished, well-designed products, big distributed systems, and data-informed decisions. Rock climber, explorer, audiophile, sci-fi nerd.
Co-founded @HandUp, a direct donation system for homeless people and others in-need. Donors give to a specific person and we ensure funds are used on basics like food, dental care, and housing by partnering with Human Service Organizations.
Previously, as Employee #1 at PubNub, I helped take the company from coffee shops to a 20-person team with contracts with multiple fortune 500 companies. I designed & implemented from scratch distributed systems that processed 2 million messages/sec in production, maintained a state machine for millions of open connections, and ran real-time analytics and visualizations for the traffic spanning 9 data-centers and dozens of servers.
Also made checkin.to, scoop.fm, domains4good.org, tenderneeds.appspot.com, and autonomously navigating robots. Previously worked at Castlight Health and PEAK6/OptionsHouse.
Zac is an insightful and driven entrepreneur. Beyond just his technical acumen, he brings a deep understanding of how systems of people and technology work and don't work together. His particular blend of engineering pragmatism and holistic thinking is a powerful force.