Engineer Judge

Presidential Innovation Fellow


Director of development & technology, educational podcaster (starthere.fm), product manager, and ruby/rails consultant. Dain is an experienced software developer who is passionate about responsive design and clean code. Most recently, he worked with a startup in Chicago as they migrated from a .NET backend to Ruby on Rails. Prior to that, Dain was a software developer at an agency in Chicago where he worked on a bidding platform and numerous large client projects. Dain also works independently as a Ruby on Rails consultant and helps startups build MVP products for their business ideas. His interests include mathematics and physics, good coffee, photography, and hiking. He also helps contribute to and maintain a few large open-source projects. Dain grew up on the Outer Banks in North Carolina and now lives in Virginia with his wife and their cat.

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How will I get paired up?

We will help pair you up every week leading up to the event. More details in our Slack.

What will happen at the live workshops?

Live design and coding workshops begins August 3rd at 5pm PST. These workshops allow you to see how pros work in real time, and you can learn from their successes and failures. The hackathon also provides an opportunity to meet others and discuss the latest trends in Tech. If you're looking to improve your skills and network with others, our hackathon is the perfect place to start.

How does the virtual attendance work?

We hold our hackathons over Framevr.io for a fully immersive experience on the metaverse. There's nothing to download and the platform works best on Google Chrome. There will be private audio zones and you will be able to share your screen as well.

Framevr is an immersive 3D space where you can work together with other developers in the same room to create rich experiences, or just hang out and chat.

What's the time commitment? Put out as much as you can to help your team.

What are the networking opportunities?

When you join us for this event, you'll be able to meet veterans from all over the place. Each one of us brings a unique perspective to the table and you'll be able to collab with one another during our networking breakout sessions.

We know that finding opportunities in tech can be hard, so it's important that we take advantage of every chance we get to connect with other pros who are going through the same thing. We're looking forward to seeing you there!