Hey, I'm Ian Jennings. I'm a hacker and entrepreneur residing in Austin Texas. I love pushing technology forward. I shipped my first product in 2003 and was hooked.
I create new products, prototypes, MVPs, and digital experiences. I move fast to create new products that demonstrate the future.
I've worked with companies like Facebook, Bit.ly, and Hype Machine, PubNub, and contently.
Ian Jennings, 23
Most of us are lucky if we can even afford to buy the latest techno-gadget. But Williamsburg-based hacker Ian Jennings is actually the one inventing them. He cofounded (along with fellow Rutgers students Mike Swift and Abe Stanway) Hacker League, a site devoted to simplifying the organization of intensely collaborative tech events known as "hackathons." Jennings recently pretty much guaranteed that he'll always be able to keep himself stocked up on techno-gadgets with the sale of Hacker League to Intel's Mashery subdivision for the price of more than a few PCs. But he's not done. In fact, his latest invention, Mote.io, is a remote that connects your web browser with various music platforms like Pandora, Youtube, and Rdio, and has gotten raves on tech sites like GigaOM; he’s also in the midst of developing the Reddit app for the uber-hyped tech accessory Google Glass. So when Brooklyn is in dire need of a Marty Markowitz hologram? We'll know just who to call.
When he’s in front of people, Ian Jennings Jablonowski, the 20-year-old hacker from New Brunswick, stands over his laptop like a DJ at a club, feet planted far apart and further out than they need to be, back hunched, arms stretched out. He talks fast and has piercings in both ears and in his lip. His pointy black hair looks like that of an anime character, and the straight-brimmed black hat that sits carefully askew on top of his head does not come off.
Major League Hacking
Innovation and Labs
Streaming and real-time
Hacking and Hackathons
Austin, TX · October 2013 – Present
Front End Developer
Brooklyn, NY · February 2012 – June 2013
New Brunswick, NJ · September 2011 – December 2013
Acquired by Intel in 2013
New Brunswick, NJ · 2005 – 2013
Austin, TX · 2013 – Present
Austin, TX · 2016 – 2018
User Interface Engineer (Intern)
Menlo Park, CA · June 2011 – September 2011
HackNY Fellow and Intern
New York, NY · June 2010 – September 2010
BS in Information Technology and Informatics
New Brunswick, NJ · September 2008 – May 2012