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created:February 19, 2008
karma: 10973
about: Currently working on some miscellaneous projects.

Previously, the founder of Parse (YC S2011), the simplest way to build a mobile app. We were acquired by Facebook in 2013 and had a few exciting years there.

Unfortunately, we shut down the hosted Parse service in January 2017. Fortunately, a lot of the Parse magic lives on as open source:


Before Parse, I founded Gamador (YC W2010). Millions of people have played Gamador's casual games.

Before that, I was a software engineer at Google working on search algorithms.

Before that, I was in grad school at Berkeley bouncing around between computational biology and AI.

You can follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/lacker

My email is just my hn username at gmail.

[ my public key: https://keybase.io/lacker; my proof: https://keybase.io/lacker/sigs/Jhx53TkSPU1FfKRiXpL5WXxSlr9XMDZgSlaIcEOpU_c ]