The Iron.io Team
Team Iron is at its core a group of technologists, cloud architects, and system developers — long-time programmers expert in building cloud apps and then translating that into high-performance infrastructure services.
Chad Arimura | aka "Ironman"Co-Founder / CEO
Chad has over 10 years experience leading technology teams in high-growth startups. Prior to co-founding Iron.io, Chad was CIO and founder of AllDorm Inc., a collegiate media and marketing company that provided fundraisers and viral marketing campaigns for clients such as Volkswagen, Domino's Pizza, and Visa.
Chad is a technology evangelist with a BS in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University. He spends his spare time rocking out with a San Francisco cover band, playing tennis, indoor soccer, and hyping up Cloud Computing with random people who may or may not care.
Travis ReederCo-Founder / CTO
Travis is a systems architect and hands-on technologist with 15 years of experience developing high-traffic web applications. Prior to co-founding Iron.io, Travis founded ecommStats Web Analytics and SideStripe, both involving extremely high volumes of incoming data, crunching that data, and making it useful in a scalable way. His past experience naturally drew him to cloud infrastructure as it is a natural fit for these types of applications. Travis has also led development teams at Siebel and db4objects.
Travis holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. In his spare time, Travis enjoys snowboarding in the winter, mountain biking and water sports in the summer, and being the lead singer in his fake Rock Band all year round.
Ken FrommVP of Business Development
Ken has 20 years of experience translating core technologies into business opportunities. He has co-founded two companies: Vivid Studios, one of the first successful interactive agencies in the early 1990s, and Loomia, a pioneering Web 2.0 recommendations and personalization service.
Ken has a BS in Computer Science from The University of Michigan. He enjoys road and mountain biking, consuming all things media, and playing around with code now and then, especially when no servers are involved and nothing to download and install.
Evan ShawSystems and Lead Engineer
Evan is into deep systems-level things. He has a background in embedded software, systems programming, and C/C++ programming. In the last few years, he has become one of the core non-Google experts in the Go programming language and works with every language possible on the client side. He splits his time at Iron.io between building system-level features and making things more high-performance and durable. Prior to Iron.io, he was a software developer at Tru-Test Ltd and a software engineer at Garmin International.
Evan has a BS in Computer Science and Math and Poly Sci minors from the University of Missouri-Rolla. When he is not working on Iron.io things, he is adding to his reputation on StackOverflow (top 11%). And when he's not doing that, he's playing bass guitar, spending time with family, and wishing he had more time to learn about compilers.
Andrew KirilenkoSystems Developer
Andrew, an awardee from the international Olympics in Informatics, has over 12 years of development experience in virtually all areas - from accounting, to advertising, to mobile games. Andrew loves challenges - the more challenging the task - the more dedicated and passionate his efforts. In his spare time he likes to dive into esoteric programming areas like Scheme or Haskell.
Roman KononovSystems Developer
With more than 5 years experience in web/desktop application development and project management, Roman has participated in the development of complex ERP and CRM systems for the Japanese market, as well as payment systems for the central Asia market and lightweight web applications such as TextMagic.com. He is currently seeking his PhD in the field of computer science, which gives him an uncanny ability to solve even the most complex software design challenges here at IronWorker. As if his PhD wasn't enough, as a hobby, Roman organizes meetings of the local IT community, giving lectures and actively introducing Agile methodologies of software development.
Alexander is a web developer with over 3-years experience in web programming and cloud development. Before working with Iron.io, he developed apps in many different areas — from radio engineering to mobile applications. For now, he's liking Ruby on Rails a lot.
Yury began programming when he was 10 years old under Soviet computers like БК-0010 (BK-0010), Корвет (Korvet) and ЕС-1840 (ES-1840). Since then he has built mobile, desktop, server, and specialized big data analysis systems for companies such as Yahoo!, Rightmedia, and Boingo.
Sidney is Iron's backend developer, focusing on building a scalable IronMQ infrastructure. He loves the Go language. In his spare time, he is a big time Bitcoin nerd, say hi next time you see him at a Bitcon meetup or one of his many Bitcoin projects on github.
Andy BurkovetskyUI/UX Designer
Andy has a diverse background in user experience, graphic design, and computer science. His passion is to make things simple, look good, and function well. He's a fan of simple typefaces (the set of Droid typefaces, for example) and is big on greens ( ) and aquamarines ( ).
He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science at Ukrainian National University and spends his spare time keeping an eye on new web technologies and playing drums and mixing sounds.
Stephen NguyenDeveloper Evangelist
Stephen's hero is Spock. "It is only logical." says Stephen, a graduate in Philosophy in Public Policy and Ethics from VCU with a license to hack in all things from Dev Bootcamp SF. He loves going to and winning hackathons, enjoys helping organize the local SFRails Meetup in San Francisco, and is also a Coach at Dev Bootcamp SF
Outside of programming he is one of the founders of MAUVSA, a regional non-profit, helped shape the Collective Philanthropy Project, a yearly kickstarter for a single nonprofit project, and loves to explore the wilderness of California.
Maureen has bootstrapped her life working for many start-up ventures from various technology sectors including digital music, content distribution, ecommerce, SaaS, open source, security, and mobile. Maureen has a BA in Journalism from Temple University. She is currently working on an "all-day, all-the-time" John Denver radio program that will be coming to your device soon!
Yaron was looking for a new challenge after defecting from the world of finance. He discovered programming shortly thereafter and hasn’t looked back. He attended Dev Bootcamp in San Francisco to catalyze his acquisition of technical knowledge on the subject and happily works on all aspects of the stack.
Yaron holds a duel degree from the University of Maryland in Finance and Logistics. He enjoys spending his free time in the vineyards of Napa mastering all aspects of wine as well as exploring countries and cultures around the world.Connect with Yaron on Twitter: @yaronsadka
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