I'm a software engineer and sometimes-writer who currently lives in San Francisco, California. I work at Mixpanel, where I build products that help thousands of our customers make sense of billions of data points on their users.
Previously, I worked at Quartz as part of the Atlantic Media Fellowship, a selective yearlong fellowship for recent college graduates to work for The Atlantic and its sister publications.
Here is my resume.
I grew up in Seattle, Washington, where I attended Garfield High School. In high school, I wrote and then edited the school paper, won a state team chess championship, drove an ice cream truck for a business I started with two close friends, and interned at Microsoft.
I graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2014 where I studied Mathematics with Computer Science and minored in Writing.
During college, I did software engineering internships at Google, Amazon, and Flotype, a startup that was part of the Y Combinator winter 2011 cohort. I also hosted a hip-hop, funk, and r&b radio show on MIT's student radio station, banditted the Boston Marathon, and played a lot of soccer.
My writing has been published on TheAtlantic.com, Quartz, MIT News, Technology Review magazine, and Mangoprism. I won several MIT writing prizes and created the Robots of MIT project which garnered some press and 3,000 likes on Facebook.
I exist in several places on the internet, including Github, LinkedIn, Twitter, Goodreads, and Project Euler. You can email me at zbwener at gmail dot com.