Team
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Daniel Reeves, Co-founder/CEO

Hours: 18205

Danny has his PhD from the University of Michigan, studying computational game theory, and previously was a research scientist at Yahoo, working on incentive systems. This makes him a (self-proclaimed-but-he's-kinda-serious) Expert on Akrasia. He likes transfinite set theory, mechanism design, and chasing bikes on his skates.

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Queen Bee, Co-founder/CTO

Hours: 14945

Bethany (Soule) is a Master of Science by authority of Columbia University (in CS and Machine Learning), and our local Ruby on Rails expert. Aside from building Beeminder she's also into lifting heavy things, riding her bicycle as fast as she can, and climbing stairs competitively. She speaks publicly about her crazy Quantified Self life-hackery and sources say she's pretty nice.

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Mary Renaud, COO/CFO

Hours: 1581

Mary has a background in analytic philosophy from Brown University, with part of her research focusing on moral responsibility, the philosophy of action, and the truth conditions for claims about future actions. She was a user of the site for 6 years before joining the team, and is into gamification, behavioural economics, and repeatedly falling off of a windsurfing rig.

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Andrew P. Brett, iOS

Hours: 7947

Andy is an itinerant gentleman farmer, engineer, and philosopher. He has run a marathon on every continent, including a 100k ultramarathon through the Blue Mountains of Australia during which he did not lose control of his bodily functions even once. He loves trains and enjoys making things out of trees.

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Adam D. Wolf, In-House Android

Hours: 469

Adam hails from that strange northern country where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average. He's been a long-time Beeminder fan, and in addition to a day job in engineering design, and running his own open source hardware company, Wayne and Layne, he's now helping out with our Android app. Which means Beeminder is really lucky to have him. He spends his free time baking tasty looking things, wiping noses and tickling toeses of his cuter-than-average children, and DMing D&D campaigns. The 'D' is for 'Dire'.

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Uluç Saranlı, Android and Beebrain Hacker

Hours: 1620

Uluç is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science of Middle East Technical University, in Ankara, Turkey. His research interests also include robot programming architectures with formal properties as well as physically realistic simulation systems and embedded systems. Aside from some Very Serious computer science, e.g., building robots that can climb walls (I'm pretty sure that's true), he also works on the Beeminder Android app, and is a great ballroom dancer.

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Philip Hellyer, Beehavioural Marketing

Hours: 1262

Philip walks on both sides of the strategy fence, both technical and business-oriented. As an enterprise architect, he sits between IT and the rest of the business, like a kind of strategic interpreter. As a mentor, he helps entrepreneurs think more clearly about their priorities and aspirations. As a speaker, he delights audiences by finding new perspectives on familiar topics. And as a flying trapeze "board monkey", he spends his summers encouraging people to jump. If you squint just right, it's all the same thing.

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Alys, Habitica Liaison

Hours: 347

Alice Harris aka Alys is a secret agent minus the secrecy. She's not only a hardcore fan of both Habitica and Beeminder, but also works for both them and us. At Habitica she's an admin and moderator and programmer. At Beeminder she helps answer support emails and hacks on the Beeminder + Habitica autodata integration. Sources say she lives in Australia.

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Nikki Walters, Support Czar

Hours: 1193

Nikki breathes books and raises rabbits. Also they are consummately crafty, beguilingly British, and eat university degrees like candy (3 and counting!). Like Alys, Nikki works for both Habitica and Beeminder, mostly helping with support, and in Beeminder's case, wrangling other support workerbees. Nikki's superhero name is Inbox Zero. (RIP Breakfast Bun, also pictured)

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Holly Williams, Social Media Czar

Hours: 285

Holly is a hardcore high-tech lifehacker living in Seattle. She has a hilarious dog and a shiny new degree in psychology and is next harboring ambitions in web design. At Beeminder she manages all our social media accounts as well as helping with marketing and support.

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Austin Ely, Workerbee

Hours: countless (literally)

Austin has an undergraduate physics degree, a graduate creative writing degree, and has never met an art museum he didn't like. He's been a Beeminder superfan since grad school, when he used it to grade 500 essays, run 1000 miles, and write upwards of 75 poems. Austin helps us with support part-time.

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David Yang, Advisor

Hours: countless (literally)

David has a BS from University of Illinois and has previously worked at BrightWire, Gilt Groupe, RecycleBank, Yahoo, and Deloitte on web technology. He met Dan while at Yahoo where they created an internal prediction market and has used Beeminder for everything from losing weight to writing code. He loves sitting in front of his three monitors, biking on 9W, and hacking on cool projects. He is probably trying to finish one up right now if he could only find a way to keep himself on task... P.S. While we weren't looking he founded the most prestigious coding bootcamp in the world, Fullstack Academy.

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Patrick Jordan, Advisor

Hours: countless (literally)

Dr. Patrick Jordan is a marketplace and agent designer with expertise in modeling and reasoning about complex strategic environments through theory and experimentation. He has experience in designing automated and mix-initiative systems based on principles of decision theory, game theory, optimization, economic theory, and artificial intelligence.