We're happy to introduce Jesse Gibbs, our Head of Product, who has been with Rollbar two years this May . In addition to leading the product team, Jesse is the day-to-day product owner for new feature development in the Rollbar web app.
Originally from Armenia, David Karapetyan is a software engineer who enjoys improving and streamlining systems. Since joining Rollbar in January of this year, David has been working to make things simpler, faster, and cheaper for our backend systems.
Ivan Gomez is a people person. Since he joined us in May of 2016, Ivan has been an integral part of the team, and loves helping our users get the most value out of Rollbar as possible.
Megan Anderson is a software engineer who enjoys helping developers solve technical problems. That's what led her to join Rollbar in May of 2017 as a support engineer, and pushed her into moving into a core engineer role a few months ago.
Our Director of Engineering, Francesco Crippa, has been making waves since he joined us in January. Originally from the north of Italy, Francesco worked in Ireland before coming to San Francisco almost five years ago. In addition to programming, he also builds light installations and dabbles in photography.
Ali Shakiba is an invaluable asset to our engineering team. Originally from Ahvaz, Iran, Ali came to America for graduate school and then joined us here at Rollbar last November.
We're happy to introduce software engineer Zachary Collins, who joined Rollbar in January. Originally from Conway, Arkansas, Zachary lived in Japan for two years before making his way back to San Francisco and eventually joining Rollbar.
We're excited to introduce Jaee Apte, one of the newer members of our team. Jaee (pronounced "Zaa-ee") started at Rollbar as a Product Designer in October, and we are very happy to have her. She is also a talented visual artist, and enjoys product design because "it's a good bridge between being completely analytical and a crazy artist."
Meet Todd Dampier, another member of the Rollbar team! Todd started in late 2016 and we are more than thrilled to have him. Todd came from mLab where he was the founding CTO and has years of experience in his field as a Software Architect and CTO. Todd spent time at MIT, where he completed his undergrad and Masters in Computer Science.
When I first started full-time here at Rollbar, I was living in Malaysia for the month, starting a year-long journey around the world that I'm currently still on. While it was certainly fun and exciting to explore Kuala Lumpur, it was a bit more difficult to onboard in a new job when I was 15 hours ahead of the rest of the team. Luckily, everyone here at Rollbar is incredibly flexible and helpful, and we were able to get creative about the onboarding process. If you're considering onboarding a remote employee in a different time zone as the rest of your team, read on for some tips and tricks that should help speed up the process.
Happy International Women's Day from all of us at Rollbar! To commemorate the day, the women of Rollbar thought it would be great to discuss some of the experiences we have had as women in tech.
We're excited to introduce Andrew Ledvina as the newest member of the Rollbar team and Lead SDK Engineer. The timing couldn't have been more perfect for Andrew to start during our quarterly all-hands last week! He was able to have 1:1 meetings with the team, meet our remote team members in person, join for company outings and happy hours, and get an overall feel for the team!
This week was our first quaterly all-hands of 2017 for the full Rollbar team. This is exciting, as Rollbar are a small and distributed team with members in Barcelona, Fort Worth, Las Vegas, Santa Monica and abroad. Most of us haven't all officially met aside from Slack, Google Hangouts or phone calls, so while we feel like we know one another from working together for some time, this has been long awaited!