Hi. My name is Jason Weill (pronounced “while”). I like to build products that change the way people think and act. I also think a lot about the city — not just Seattle, where I live, but the idea of bringing the world’s peoples together in a single exciting space.
Newest article: “Ending Homelessness Is Hard. Talking About It Is Harder.,” posted November 3, 2019. See articles for a full archive.
I’ve worked in software development at Tableau Software since late September 2014. I worked at Amazon.com in Email Platform and Kindle Content Store from May 2006 to September 2014. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in December 2002 and worked at CombineNet, a Pittsburgh-based software company, from January 2003 to May 2006. For more information, see my resume.
I grew up in Syosset, New York, on Long Island, and attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. More info in About Me.
In 2001 I wrote Livestat, a Perl system for tracking statistics for quiz bowl games. Livestat is available freely and has been used to track many events years after I finished work on the most recent version.
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