Ian Jennings

Innovation, Product, and Engineering based in Austin, TX

I live for launch day

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Email ian@meetjennings.com

Address Austin, Texas 78705
United States

Ian Jennings prototypes and engineers products for creators. Currently working at PubNub, he previously co-founded hackathon organization platform Hacker League (acquired by Intel). Ian has also founded and operates DevPort, a portfolio platform for developers.

He has authored multiple software products including PubNub ChatEngine, a framework for building chat applications, and Project EON, a library for creating real-time maps and charts. Previously Ian has worked with Facebook, Wordpress, ESPN, Bitly, and Hype Machine. He has shipped products on platforms like Google Glass, Spotify, Chrome Web Store, Desktop (Electron), iPhone, and Android. Ian has a membership at ATX Hackerspace and volunteers at the Thinkery, a children's STEM museum.

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The L Magazine

"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."

http://www.thelmagazine.com/newyork/30-under-30-the-young-brooklynites-we-envy-most/Content?oid=2341053&storyPage=7

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The Observer

"When he’s in front of people, Ian Jennings, 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."

http://observer.com/2010/10/salon-20-baby-hackers-gorge-on-twizzlers-and-red-bull-coding-till-the-sun-comes-up/#ixzz2mXa80tlz


Clients

Facebook
ESPN
Wordpress VIP
Hype Machine
Contently
Bit.ly
PubNub
Major League Hacking

Specialties

Product Prototyping
Innovation and Labs
Developer Advocacy

Skills

Streaming and real-time
Distributed Systems
Engineering Culture
Hacking and Hackathons
Developer Experience
Branding
Frameworks
Documentation
Websockets
Javascript
NodeJS
APIs
Angular
React
Sails.js
SASS

Experience

PubNub

Innovation Engineer

Austin, TX · October 2013 – Present

Hype Machine

Front End Developer

Brooklyn, NY · February 2012 – June 2013

Hacker League

Founder

New Brunswick, NJ · September 2011 – December 2013

Acquired by Intel in 2013

22Pixels.com

Founder

New Brunswick, NJ · 2005 – 2013

Devport.co

Founder

Austin, TX · 2013 – Present

ScreenSquid.com

Founder

Austin, TX · 2016 – 2018

Facebook

User Interface Engineer (Intern)

Menlo Park, CA · June 2011 – September 2011

Bit.ly, Betaworks

HackNY Fellow and Intern

New York, NY · June 2010 – September 2010

Education

Rutgers University

BS in Information Technology and Informatics

New Brunswick, NJ · September 2008 – May 2012