To be truly easy, cloud computing should be as easy as a tap or command.
To connect everyone, applications have to be fast from every geographical point.
To be accessible, great care has to go into the user experience and design.
Before starting ZEIT in November 2015, Guillermo was the CTO and co-founder of LearnBoost and Cloudup, acquired by Automattic in 2013. He's the creator of several popular Node.js open source libraries like socket.io, mongoose and slackin. Prior to Node.js, he was a core developer of the MooTools frontend toolkit.
As ZEIT's Head of Design, he's responsible for ensuring the maximum visual appeal of our brand and products. Previously, he worked for well known companies such as VIACOM (MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, VH1 and Paramount Pictures), Auth0 and Aerolab. In addition, he was involved in the design of Passport.js, Tipbox and JWT.
Before and after founding his first web hosting startup (named FrewHost) at the age of 13, he spent most of his youth carefully crafting front-, backend and UI design projects for various teams around the globe (+ more). Nowadays, he's leading the visible part of ZEIT as the SVP, Product.
Before writing Kap with friends he met online while developing Hyper, he spent 3 and a half years in college planning how he would leave to follow his dream of working with open-source software. Now, he's a Principal Engineer at ZEIT, helping lead their fast-growing team and global infrastructure at scale.
A passionate software engineer who loves to make code look like poetry. He is the author of React Toolbox, one of the most popular React UI Kits that is used by companies such as Netflix, and other React OSS projects like React Tunnels or React CSS Themr. Last but not least, he is deeply devoted to his dog Kora.
The lead maintainer of Next.js. Has a passion for creating scalable applications and improving developer experience. Previously, a familiar face on zeit.chat even before joining ZEIT, co-authoring and maintaining Next.js, Micro, and MDX. He has a background in e-commerce and CMS solutions using PHP.
Developing and designing from childhood, Timothy started trying to create fan sites for video games he liked. Quickly evolving to creating a hosting company with friends. With front-end jobs in-between, his breakout into open source came by cocreating Kap which led him towards helping maintain Hyper and now works on content for ZEIT.
Started programming in high school and has since spent 4 years on algorithm competitions. He worked as a graphic designer and web developer in Shanghai and got his BSc degree in C.S. from Fudan University. He created inns.studio and many other projects. Now at ZEIT, he helps design products that are loved by people all around the world.
Coming from a visual effects background, he was always excited about creating new things. Passionate about simplifying workflows and improving user experiences across the board. React user since the early days. Has expertise with "using the platform" after spending some time with Web Components. Creator and maintainer of Now Mobile and various other online projects.
He has come a long way from his childhood computer that had a massive beige display and no internet connection. Until joining the ZEIT team, he worked as a contractor on projects like an immutable, chained database for authentic asset tracking or a tailored forum software for a popular stock website. He also co-founded a bootstraped hosting startup. Connor wrote the software that controlled a 360 core bare-metal Kubernetes cluster.
She started her professional journey in sales management, but moved into software engineering since it's more exciting and challenging. Before joining ZEIT she had been collaborating on a microservice framework called Microkubes and various open-source tools for open data. She's excited about microservice architecture and enjoys working with Node.js and TypeScript.
A serial entrepreneur with a background in full-stack development and design. Joe has co-founded companies ranging from a digital agency called dinkbit to a developer academy, and even some offline businesses. Once he had contributed to Open Source, his perception of the future changed.
For as long as he can remember, Allen has been fascinated with the entire software stack, from pixel perfect UIs to logic gates. He believes that good software can serve as a force multiplier for individuals and communities. At ZEIT, he is working on ways to make it easier for people to launch world-class products and services.
A self-proclaimed Software Shepherd, Steven has worked on the full software stack. While working at Western Digital he open sourced DirectoryLib, a first for the company. He has a passion for TypeScript and building great developer tools including Package Phobia, OG Image, and Marked.js. He enjoys sunshine and skateboards.
An internetrovert in love with computers. Sophearak is a huge fan of minimalism and simplicity. He enjoys solitude at max every day. His current favorite programming language is Golang. He created moul • - the minimalist photo collection generator. At ZEIT, he helps push the simplicity of cloud computing forward.
Since childhood, Paulo has wanted to work with hardware, a passion that follows him to this day. A particular cryptocurrency inspired him to look into software and start coding scripts to manage his rig, making him enroll for a BSc in Computer Science. He worked as a FullStack engineer at a local startup, introducing Now as a solid base for brand-new products. Due to being an active member of the ZEIT community, he is now helping scale ZEIT's support team.
After spending most of his time either in front of a computer or building them, programming came naturally to Andy. He started working for a local agency as a full stack engineer where he built websites and web applications for customers. He loves to work with the Node.js ecosystem and building on top of it. Now, at ZEIT, he works on improving and scaling our backend.
The Marketing Guy ™ at ZEIT. Sarup got access to a computer rather late in life, and for some reason believed that all software is built with PowerPoint.
He's done OSS, led frontend at Canopy, Ticketsolve, and countless failed side-projects (not built with PowerPoint). These days, Sarup is into persuasion in technology.
Since co-authoring Kap, through his digital collective, Wulkano, Christopher has become invested in the open-source ecosystem and theZEIT platform. Initially joining ZEIT to lead education efforts, he now focuses on product design, helping make the platform accessible to everyone.
Passionate about web development from a young age, Luc made his first website with HTML and Notepad++. After learning about Node.js, he became interested in developer tooling and made his first contribution to open source. Before joining ZEIT, he co-founded Sequence — a service helping data scientists be more productive with datasets.
Originally from a sales background, Matthew decided to put his communication skills to better use creating and delivering content for users. Passionate about documentation that removes barriers and empowers developers, Matthew joined ZEIT to work with the Customer Success team, ensuring customers get the most out of the ZEIT platform.
JJ is passionate about building great development and user experiences by leveraging open-source technology. He dived into programming in middle school and has only grown more excited about it as he learns more. He enjoys learning about the latest developments in technology and finding ways to apply these developments throughout his work at ZEIT on the Next.js core team.
Former infra lead at MercadoLibre ($MELI) and Docker Captain, Marcos is passionate about Open Source and distributed systems. Along with his friend @xetorthio, he's a two time docker global hackathon winner (2015-16) as well as maintainer and contributor of some popular projects like Jedis, Play with docker, and Goblin. As a hobby, he likes playing soccer, sailing and enjoying food and trips.