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Shane Emmons

Chief Technology Officer

Shane leads the teams making our applications, APIs and infrastructure better, stronger, faster. 

Shane earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science from the University of Michigan. He spent the last 15 years working on a myriad of things, including mentoring and teaching with Mendicant University, leading Open Source projects including the RubyMoney project, working on Rails projects for socially useful Open Source projects, and hacking on Ruby and massive financial data warehouses in the bowels of the insurance industry. He continues to offer Open Source mentoring locally and teaches master's courses for the Univesity of Michigan's Computer Science Department.

Shane is an avid sailor and dreams of participating in the Singlehanded TransPac soon(-ish) now that he's convinced his family (and himself) that it’s really not that dangerous. He also enjoys biking, hiking and camping, though he doesn’t get out on the road or the trail as much as he’d like. A lifetime Wolverine, Shane bleeds Blue and Gold. Shane lives in Saginaw, Michigan, right near the Saginaw Bay, with his wife Beth, daughters Violet and Ada, and pugs Ruby and Penny.