Team
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Daniel Reeves, Co-founder/CEO

Hours: 25235

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: 20690

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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Nicky Walters, Support Czar

Hours: 7451

Nicky breathes books and raises rabbits. Also they are consummately crafty, beguilingly British, and eat university degrees like candy (3 and counting!). Here at Beeminder Nicky helps with support, and wrangles both the workerbees and the help docs, among other things. Nicky's superhero name is Inbox Zero. (RIP Breakfast Bun, also pictured)

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Mary Renaud, Operations and Finance

Hours: 3737

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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Adam D. Wolf, In-House Android

Hours: 4929

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: 1771

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, Chief Philosophy Officer

Hours: 1517

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: countless (literally!)

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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Nathan Arthur, Workerbee

Hours: countless (literally!)

Nathan is the creator of TaskRatchet, and a key member of the Beeminder community since 2018. He even created the Beeminder community Discord! He’s lived all over the country, including a brief stay in Portland (aka Beeminder HQ). He’s in Michigan now, working hard and hustling his side gigs (the latest being a prognosticating project tracker) like a true millennial.

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Clive Freeman, Workerbee

Hours: 664

After some decades of noodling in IT and management, Clive finds himself once again in full minion status, slowly earning his black-and-yellow stripes as a Beeminder support workerbee. Amongst other curious career highlights, he was once granted a patent in predictive algorithms for self-service banking. Nowadays, he takes what comfort he can in astrophotography, data science, python, meditation, and philosophy. Occasionally, one of his cats takes pity on him and brings him a mouse.

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Simone Walters, Workerbee

Hours: 216

Simone is our weekend helper and is currently studying law. She's turned insomnia into an art, and spends her many waking hours reading, playing video games, watching sci-fi and writing, when she's not studying. She is Nicky's younger sister, and took a risk in asking Nicky to write this blurb. It worked out okay.

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Oliver Mayor, Workerbee

Hours: 794

Oliver's been beeminding since 2012 for everyday stuff like studying, but also for being marginally more vegan, and for lazily keeping up a Japanese language immersion environment. When he's not lifting heavy things and putting them down again, you can find him doing eight-hour statistics problem sets in the hopes of getting better at reading research science — and maybe kind of just for fun.

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Joshua Fowler, Workerbee

Hours: countless (literally!)

A newbee himself, Joshua is a bookkeeper for a small local business by day. His favorite hobbies are playing video games, reading, writing, and bothering the other workerbees. He hopes to someday be as fluent in Beeminder as the others and is loving the journey to get there.

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Andrew P. Brett, iOS

Hours: countless (literally!)

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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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.