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:Boomerang!,” posted October 29, 2021. See articles for a full archive.

I am currently a Senior Front End Engineer at Amazon Web Services working on Project Jupyter. I joined AWS in October 2021. (All of my articles represent my own opinions and not those of my employer.) Before AWS, I worked in software development at Tableau Software from 2014 to 2021. Tableau has been a part of Salesforce.com since August 2019. Previously, I worked at Amazon.com in Email Platform and Kindle Content Store from 2006 to 2014. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in December 2002 and worked at CombineNet, a Pittsburgh-based software company, from 2003 to 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 my spare time I use Tableau Public to visualize detailed election results for King County, Washington, which is home to Seattle. You can find my collection of visualizations on my Tableau Public profile.

In 2020, as the COVID-19 epidemic forced companies to rethink their office strategy, I wrote Work From Home Forever, a list of companies that permit at least employees to WFH in perpetuity. I welcome additions and corrections on its Github repository.

Also check out Weill in Japan, my travelogue from a six-week study abroad and homestay program in Tokyo in 2002, which includes hundreds of photos and thousands of words from the trip.

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.

Thanks for stopping by!