Our team

We're a small, close-knit group of writers, evangelists, event organizers, designers, product devs, systems experts, and many other things. We accomplish a remarkable amount of work for our size because we're passionate about what we do and we have grand aspirations of making software development as fast, easy, and accessible as possible.

We love building tools for developers because we're all nerds at heart. Many of us come from a technical background. Our founders originally met as undergrads at MIT, and created the Meteor platform after inadvertently writing most of it to power their original idea, a travel app for iPads.

Of all our accomplishments at Meteor, what I'm most proud of is the team. It's a privilege and an honor to work with such a talented and caring group of people.

- Nick Martin, CTO/Co-Founder

Our team

David Glasser
Tech Lead : Galaxy Backend
A Guardian of Galaxy and administrator of the world famous “Glasser Code Review”, David has read the source code from more Github repositories than anyone else we know. He's probably also been to more concerts than anyone else.
Joseph Glanville
Cloud Systems Engineer
From the Australian outback, Joseph has taught us a lot about aussie animals, radio waves, and beer. He's a frequent Pacific traverser, a Guardian of Galaxy, and has brought his expertise on distributed state machines to all of our products.
Danielle Man
Core Developer
“Chief Monkey Herder 🐵”. Danielle built most of this website, and didn't want to write a bio for herself.
Martijn Walraven
Core Developer
Martijn is our Swift expert. When not traveling the world to speak at conferences, he works from comfy Amsterdam. At age 18, he passed his Windows certification test without ever having touched a Windows computer. True story.
Uri Goldshtein
Core Developer
You can find Uri's his distinctive hairstyle at conferences all around the world (nickname: “Angular Jesus”). It can be hard to figure out what time zone he's in, but if he's not making OSS, he's probably couch surfing or hiking in the desert.
Geoff Schmidt
Geoff is both our CEO and our SMT (“Sayer of Many Things”). He raised his first venture capital round at age 20, and outside of MDG, is the proprietor of Monument, a 24-unit live/work community. He wins the prize for “Lives Closest to the Office”.
Nick Martin
Nick has built a wide array of interests over time, ranging from curating perfumes to flying drones and bitcoining (both before they were cool). He's our CTO and chief architect across everything we do, as well as our hot sauce sommelier.
Pierre Carrier
Tech Lead : Optics
While he specialized in distributed systems, Pierre is an expert on a number of other things including typography, strategy games, and keyboards (he's designed his own, the Planck). He's also the fastest talker this side of the Rhine.
Thea Lamkin
Developer Programs
When not keeping our communities happy, organizing conferences, or making sure our blog is amazing, you can find Thea skiing, camping, running, biking, BARTing, etc... She’s also the office’s primary consumer of berries.
Alisha Ehrlich
Recruiting Coordinator
When not improving MDG’s processes or supporting our talent acquisition and D&I efforts, Alisha loves to read, play board games, and marathon episodes on Netflix. She’s also an actress outside of MDG and saw the final dress of Hamilton!
Faby Zavala
Office Manager
Faby has been with MDG longer than most people. She does a ton of stuff behind the scenes, including knowing what everyone's favorite cuisine is, keeping our office running smoothy, and making sure everything in our kitchen is delicious!
Mark Trang
VP Business Development
Ramen lover, certified rescue diver, adventure photographer, and omelette maker extraordinaire, Mark is in charge of business development and growth at MDG. We're still waiting to be invited to his private social club.
Matt DeBergalis
FounderVP R&D
Matt runs Research and Development at MDG, so if you don't like our stuff, he's the person to blame. Before Meteor, he founded and ran ActBlue. Before that, he was a kernel hacker. He's also the pilot of his own Beechcraft Baron.
Sashko Stubailo
Engineering Manager
In addition to being an engineering manager, tech lead, and Meteor Forum champion, Sashko is also the office’s resident DJ, tennis ball collector, board game master, and only snowboarder (the rest of us know skiing is better).
Chris Shaw
Director of Talent
Chris has recruited talent for some of the top tech companies in the world. He makes sure not only that our company has the best people, but also that our fridge has the best beer. His classic look: a space-themed graphic tee and sport coat.
Jesse Rosenberger
Core Developer
A California-Helsinkilainen, Jesse has caught bug after bug: DOS, FreeBSD, startups, Burning Man, backpacking, hostels, hostel parties, hostel management, marrying a Finnish backpacker he met at a hostel — and of course, countless bugs in Meteor.js.
Julian Martinez
Technical Support Engineer
Julian is more in-touch with our customers than anyone else, and is the reason they have a great customer experience. He's also the reason we have gourmet chocolate bars in the office, and is the biggest fan of our Emacs mug.
Rohit Bahkshi
Senior Product Manager
Rohit is the office's champion corn hole player. When not championing our commercial products, you can find him drinking expresso and listening to live jazz. He's also the only person we know who likes to start his day at 5am.
Jonas Helfer
Core Developer
Jonas, our Coup champion, is constantly cooking up new ways to get people involved in open source. He's one of our blog's most frequent writers, but good luck reading over his shoulder, because his computer's language is set to Mandarin.
Tim Hingston
Tech Lead : Galaxy Frontend
Not only is Tim the only person at MDG to have worked across the full stack of all our commercial products, he's also an accomplished guitarist who's toured with several indie bands and appeared at SXWS and on MTV.
Ben Newman
Tech Lead : Meteor OSS
When not maintaining his dog's Instagram, Ben is passionate about pushing the limits of JavaScript with automatic code transformation tools like Recast and Regenerator. He's a Brooklyner, Burning Man regular, and JavaScript guru.
Zhenya Savchenko
Engineering Manager
Zhenya is our reigning office tennis champion, go-to guy for changing lightbulbs, and in-house polite Canadian. He wears many hats, including designer, engineer, product manager, people manager, and general custodian for the Commercial Services team.

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